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How to Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber

What are the most common emergency plumbing problems in the home?

Most plumbing emergencies are a result of letting small problems become large scale catastrophes due to them not getting attended to early on. There are some small plumbing jobs that can be undertaken by the homeowner such as unblocking a toilet with a plunger, but attempting to cure larger issues can escalate the problem if attempted by someone who is not fully trained.

How you can prevent plumbing problems from becoming an emergency

One of the most useful ways in which a home owner can prevent plumbing problems from becoming expensive jobs that require emergency call outs is by conducting a regular maintenance check throughout your home to spot any sign of leaks or plumbing damage.

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Should I call an Emergency Plumber to help with a Gas Leak?

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Should I call an Emergency Plumber to help with a Gas Leak?

Not all plumbers are trained to deal with gas leaks and only an engineer who is Gas Safe registered should attend to this type of work.

There are many plumbers who are Gas Safe registered in your local area who can deal with the problem of a gas leak. If you want to be safe, be sure that you contact National Gas Emergency number on 0800 111 999 and they will arrange for a Gas Safe engineer to fix your problem.

Why should I contact a Gas Safe Engineer if I smell gas?

Leaking gas in your home can be the cause of badly fitted gas boilers, fires or cookers. The effects of leaking gas in you home can cause nausea, dizziness, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions.

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Ten Signs That Your Central Heating Is in Danger of Failure

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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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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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