How can power flushing improve my central heating system performance?

How can power flushing improve my central heating system performance?

Power flushing offers a solution to clearing out radiators, boilers and heating systems which are not performing well due to a silt or debris build up.

Power flushing forcibly clears the system using high velocity water at a low pressure. This allows for effective cleaning without causing damage to the system. Additional cleaning agents or chemicals can be added to improve the results.

What are the signs that my central heating requires a power flushing?

Your heating system probably requires a power flushing by a qualified plumbing engineer if you experience cold spots on your radiators, noise in your boiler or your heating is slow to heat up.
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Choosing a New Radiator Installation

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Choosing a New Radiator Installation

Many modern home designs include a consideration of how the radiator will fit into the over all decor and chosen style of a room. Although you can choose from a wide variety of radiator colours and styles, one of the most important factors that you should engage in when replacing your radiators or considering the best type of radiator for your home or business, is the way in which it performs.

Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the purpose of a radiator is to heat your home in the most cost effective and reliable way.
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Ten Signs That Your Central Heating Is in Danger of Failure


What are the signs that your heating needs repair or maintenance?

Water heating systems can become less effective over time due to wear and tear. If you have not had your heating system serviced within the last year or more, there is a good chance that your heating can become faulty and you will want to seek the opinion of a professional.

Look out for any of the following signs that your water heater is in need of repair:

  • No Hot Water
  • Limited Hot Water
  • Pilot Does Not Light
  • Pilot Does Not Stay Lit
  • Water is Too Hot
  • Main Burner Will Not Remain Lit
  • Rusty or Black Coloured Water
  • Slow Recovery Time
  • Pressure Relief Valve Has Started Leaking
  • Leaking From Your Hot Water Tank

A plumbing and heating engineer will assess the age and condition of your boiler and heating system and will offer you the option of getting your boiler repaired or replaced completely.

When you begin to experience problems with your hot water you should contact a professional plumbing engineer as soon as possible or you may find that your heating is beyond repair and the only choice that you have available is a complete replacement.Ten Signs That Your Central Heating is in Danger of Failure

How old does my water heater have to be to need replacing?

For homes which have a boiler over ten years old, it is likely that you will need to invest in a new heating system. The advantages of replacing an old boiler with a new energy efficient model will mean that you will find that you will save money on your energy bills.

If your boiler is less than ten years old, you may be able to get a water heater expert to carry out repairs to get your heating back on track.

What are the common problems for water heaters?

Before calling our a heating engineer you should check the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is a safety feature on water heaters which will trip whenever it experiences a thermostat break, a short circuit or an overload. You may save the cost and trouble of calling out a plumber by simply switching your circuit breaker back on

For water heaters over ten years old, it is advisable not to attempt to repair it and get a replacement boiler. Water heaters often develop leaks over time which will be the cause of the malfunction. Any signs of leakage or damage to the tank will mean that you need a new water heater installed by a professional installation engineer.

If your pilot light is not working it may be caused by a damaged gas valve. Defective gas valves will prevent any gas from reaching the burner.

A clogged vent or flue may be the cause of your boiler not producing enough hot water. It may also be caused by a faulty thermostat. A bad thermostat may also cause your water to be too hot.

Do you smell gas?

Warning: If you are attempting to investigate problems with your gas boiler you should get advice from a Gas Safe engineer before attempting any repair work. Natural gas is an explosive substance. If you smell gas, you should call the National Gas Emergency Service 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999.

Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is permitted to carry out any repairs, servicing or replacements of gas appliances in domestic or commercial premises.

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Bathroom Installations in Small Spaces

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Bathroom Installations in Small Spaces

If you only have a small space available to create your bathroom, wetroom or cloakroom, there are many products which are sold in smaller sizes than the standard model. Hanging storage units and rails from the walls also frees up floor space which gives the illusion of the room being larger than it is.

Glass shelves, hooks and towel rails offer additional wall mounted storage. By installing heated towel rails you can benefit further from freeing up wall space which would be required for a radiator.

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Do you Need to Call an Emergency Plumber for a Kitchen Sink Blockage?

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How can an emergency plumber assist me with problems in the kitchen?

Finding that your kitchen sink has become blocked up is a common problem which requires the assistance of an emergency plumber. Kitchen sinks often get clogged up with leftover food and waste products from meal preparation.

A blocked sink can cause the water in a sink to fill but not escape. This is especially a problem if your kitchen is being used for a dinner party or important function where guests are going to produce a large amount of washing up and it will not look very appetising to leave unwashed crockery piled up for the evening.

Calling an emergency plumber saves you the time and inconvenience of attending to a blocked sink with fast results. Calling an experienced and fully trained plumber will help you get the problem solved so that you can enjoy the rest of your evening in peace, not wrestling with your plumbing.

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Save money on your Bathroom Plumbing with these Five Tips

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You can prevent costly repairs and emergency call out fees by following these five tips for improving your bathroom plumbing

As one of the most visited rooms in your home and one of the few rooms that you can expect guests to see when the are staying at your home, when you experience problems with your bathroom plumbing, it can cause major problems.

Maintaining your bathroom plumbing is the most effective way of ensuring that your facilities are working correctly and saving money in plumbing repairs or reduced water usage.

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Surviving Winter with these Plumbing Tips

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What to do if you experience plumbing problems during winter

When the weather is cold outside the last thing that your household wants to experience is problems with your central heating and plumbing. During the winter months there are a number of problems which can effect your plumbing and heating. You may notice that your radiators stop working correctly or that there is a drop in water pressure caused by frozen pipes.

This guide offers a number of actions which you can undertake to help prevent loosing your heating and hot water when the temperature significantly drops.

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How does a Sanifo Macerating Toilet System Work

How does a Sanifo Macerating Toilet System Work

Installing a Saniflo macerating toilet system is usually required in bathroom installations where it is not cost effective or impossible to install the conventional plumbing fixtures to transport waste materials to a below-the-floor drainage system.

Saniflo products can be used for toilet, bathtub and sink basins located in domestic additional bathrooms or in the commercial environment such as in schools, offices, restaurants and retail stores.

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Essential Tips to Improve Bathroom Accessibility for elderly people

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How to Remodel your Bathroom to increase Accessibility for elderly people

Accidents and injuries which occur within the bathroom are statistically more common amongst elderly people. It is important to consider accessibility options if you are expecting frequent visits from an older person or if you are inviting an older relative to move into your home.

The type of bathroom accessibility options that you will need to install will depend on the mobility level of the person that will be using the bathroom. Some of these improvements will require the help of an experienced trades person while a confident DIY enthusiast could undertake some of the other implementations.

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