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Hard water can be a true menace to many homes throughout the UK, blocking pipes and wreaking havoc on plumbing. Just take a look at the bottom of your kettle and you may find a white ‘slimy’ substance built up around the heating elements. This is residue of calcium and magnesium found in hard water that actually
The cost of plumbers has been a subject matter for some time – one particular ‘drain unblocking’ product states …..’cheaper than
Have you noticed increases in your water bills, and not necessarily a noticeable increase in usage? Here are a few things that you could check in your homes and start adopting good habits to help save some money and water:
- Drips – A dripping tap has been reported to waste on average 5,500 litres of water a
Some disasters just cannot be adverted – but the risk can be minimised by having a regular gas service. The Gas Safe
Plumbers that are qualified, are able to carry out a whole variety of tasks which can vary from the smallest of repairs to the largest of installations inside and outside of the home. But what are the most common jobs you are going to call on the services of a plumber for?
Good in some ways, but bad in many others – especially for our homes. Pipes in and around out homes can be severely affected by the cold, and getting them repaired due to them freezing or bursting can be stressful and expensive. The most important thing that you can do is to locate and learn how to shut off the water from the stopcock. In case your pipes freeze, you’ll want to learn how to do this, not just for this purpose but for any plumbing emergency.
1. Turn the water off at the stopcock.
2. If you don’t know what is burst, switch the heating off and turn your taps on.
3. If the water’s coming through a ceiling, make a small hole to let the water drain into a bucket, which will prevent water collecting above the ceiling. Or wrap a towel around the leak if it’s accesible to collect water.
4. Call YourPlumber
The cold weather is costing homeowners millions of pounds in emergency plumbing call outs, with repair bills often running into hundreds of pounds each time. Last year alone, emergency repair bills during the big freeze were estimated to cost homeowners in excess of £2bn, with nearly 6 million homes suffering emergencies as a result of the cold weather.
Emergency call outs cost homeowners on average