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fixing running toilet

Plumbing

Fixing a running toilet

The worrisome faulty toilet – should you have a go at fixing it yourself or call in a pro and get the job done quickly? What do you do when your toilet doesn’t flush? Or where the toilet keeps running night and day? Well, you could try to fix it yourself. After all, there are...

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how to fix dripping tap

Plumbing

How to fix a dripping tap

Stuck with an annoying drip but can’t agree with him how to fix your tap? It might be time to get a professional into the rescue. Here’s why. Taps drip from time to time. The internal parts, particularly on cheaper models, can decay quite quickly and, of course, both kitchen and bathroom taps get used...

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water leak in house

Plumbing

Emergency Matters: There’s a water leak in the house!

It’s pretty much every homeowner’s nightmare, isn’t it, A water leak in the house? And it happened to us just a few weeks ago – we came home from holiday, and the thankfully-super-efficient husband immediately unpacked and put the suitcases up in the loft. Which is when he stopped, and from the foot of the...

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Plumbing

Common washing machine repair issues

Washing machines are an invaluable addition to any modern home and having the ability to wash your clothes quickly and effortlessly is something we often take for granted. In fact, we only seem to realise just how much we rely on them when something goes wrong. Is it time to hire a professional washing machine...

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Inspirational bathroom

Bathroom FittingPlumbing

5 key considerations when tackling your bathroom renovation

That’s it, you’ve made the decision. The time has finally come to take on that bathroom renovation you have been dreaming about. But when remodeling a bathroom where to start? Your bath or shower room should be a place of serenity and relaxation and renovating it deserves the right amount of care and attention to...

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Qualified boiler engineer checking boiler

Central HeatingPlumbing

Look after your boiler and it will look after you

Our boilers are an important part of our home but sometimes we don’t give them the attention they deserve. Here are some tips on how you can try to prevent the dreaded boiler breakdown. Condensate Pipes This is the small white or grey plastic pipe that sticks out of your property behind the boiler. This...

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Stopcock location

Plumbing

Where to look when you can’t find your stopcock

When a pipe has just burst, what’s the worst that can happen? You can’t find the stopcock. Leaks are unpredictable but acting fast will help to prevent water damage destroying your property, so you need to get to your stopcock as quickly as possible. Where is my stopcock?  The stopcock is usually found under the...

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Old plumbing can burst

Plumbing

What to do when a pipe bursts

Last winter saw more snow days than we can remember, resulting in lots of home disasters – which is why we need to start preparing our pipes now to help avoid flooding and other costly water damage. Having a plumber check if your pipes are prone to freezing is the best way to prevent potential...

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Bathroom overhaul ideas

Bathroom FittingPlumbing

5 budget bathroom overhaul ideas

If you’re investing some serious money into a home-wide renovation, the majority of your budget will typically be spent on living areas, the kitchen and the bedrooms. After all, you might think a bathroom overhaul would mean a full-scale rip out and replace job, eating up your budget and leaving you unable to use such...

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