2019

  • How to Keep Sparks Away From Possible Gas Leaks


    If you can smell gas in your home, then you have probably already called out a gas plumber to look at the problem for you. If you can't find a way to turn off your gas supply, then you may have opened all your windows to clear the air until your plumber arrives. Even if you're only getting a faint whiff of gas every now and then, you do need to take extra care not to ignite the gas if you're staying in your home until the plumber gets there.
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  • 3 Causes of Cold Radiators


    As winter approaches, many people are turning on their home heating systems in preparation for cold weather. If you switch on the heating and notice that your hot water radiators do not heat up, there is no need to panic. There are several common causes of cold radiators, all of which are possible to solve in time for winter. 1. Your Radiators Need Bleeding  One common cause of cold radiators is air trapped inside, which prevents hot water from flowing into the radiator.
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  • Why Has Your Gas Water Heater's Flame Changed Colour?


    The gas flame on your water heater is usually a steady blue colour. However, you look at the flame one day and see that it is burning more of a yellow or orange colour. Why has your heater's flame changed colour and what should you do about it? Why Should Gas Flames Burn Blue? Any gas flame should burn blue. This colour shows that the gas that is burning has the right combustion conditions and is safe.
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  • 4 Signs That Point to a Frozen Pipe in the Home (And How to Fix It)


    For any homeowner, the thought of a frozen pipe can be scary. If undetected, frozen pipes can cause extensive damage to your plumbing system and to your home in general. For example, the ice inside a frozen pipe can expand and rupture the pipe itself. Even worse, leaking water can enter the home and cause water damage, the growth of mould/mildew, and costly pipe damage. You can prevent much of these risks by paying attention to your plumbing system.
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