Does your tap water smell bad?Some Essex homes suffer from Tap water that smells salty, metallic, chlorinated or like rotten eggs. The smells are unpleasant, and some homeowners are scared to drink their water because of the smells. Is Smelly Water Safe To Drink? In most cases yes the water is … [Read more...] about Tap Water Smells Bad?
Recently the head of the Environment Agency stated that the UK could face severe water shortages in the next 25 years. Climate change and population growth are going to put a significant strain on our water reserves. The UK's experiencing hotter summers with less rainfall. By 2050 our population is … [Read more...] about Rainwater Harvesting
The Bathroom is the most overworked room in any house the fixtures, fittings floor and walls have to undergo constant exposure to heat, moisture and water. Your Bathroom is going to wear out and after a while will have that 'tired' look familiar in many Essex Bathrooms. Here are a few maintenance … [Read more...] about Bathroom Maintenance
In years gone by you had to control your heating via the central heating controls in your home.Not any more! Thanks to Smart Thermostats you can now control your heating from anywhere in the world!A Smart Thermostat connects with your central heating through the internet so you can turn your … [Read more...] about Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat
Your sink's gurgling and draining very slowly; there's foul smell as well it's obvious you have a blocked drain. You need to clear the blockage quickly and inexpensively. You think about calling a Plumber? To expensive you might think, you think again how about some chemical drain unblocker from … [Read more...] about Reasons Not To Use Chemical Drain Unblockers
Carbon Monoxide's known as 'The Invisible Killer' it's a scentless and colourless gas undetectable by sight or smell. Carbon monoxide gas prevents blood cells carrying enough oxygen which causes organs to fail. High levels can kill people quickly while exposure to low levels can cause permanent … [Read more...] about Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Every year over 1 million gas installations, repairs and servicing are carried out by illegal gas engineers who are unqualified and are not on the Gas Safe Register, the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom. Illegal gas fitters put homeowners and their families at risk of carbon … [Read more...] about Beware Illegal Gas Engineers
The temperatures are cooling, and winter's on its way, so you turn the heating on for the first time since spring. The radiators start pushing out heat, and your house starts warming up, except for one room, where the radiators stone cold for some reason, what's going on?There are various … [Read more...] about How To Fix A Thermostatic Radiator Valve
Here's a simple energy efficient method that when implemented will optimise the amount of gas and hot water you use throughout the winter which of course will save you money.Replacing old inefficient Boilers is the best energy efficient hack but replacement is costly, and not everyone is in a … [Read more...] about Perfect Thermostatic Radiator Valve Settings
We have already talked about preventing blockages, and if you have followed our advice you should be blockage free unfortunately not everyone has read that article, and there are people out there right now with blocked or partially blocked drains. This article describes a few methods that should … [Read more...] about Drain Unblocking Methods
Dripping or even worse leaking taps are a common feature in many Essex households; in fact, it's the number one plumbing issue in most UK homes.At best dripping taps are annoying that constant drip, drip, drip can get on your nerves after a while and because of this, we're often called out to … [Read more...] about Dripping Tap?
You're dishwashers not as good as it used to be? Or has died completely? Or maybe this is your first dishwasher? (because you are tired of washing up) whatever the reason it’s time for a brand new Dishwasher.Fitting a dishwasher is uncomplicated and doesn't take too long. Installing a … [Read more...] about How To Install A Dishwasher
We have minus temperatures outside at the minute, and everyone's heating's going to be on. With rising energy costs more and more people are concerned about the cost of heating their homes. We often get asked questions about the most efficient way to heat a home and to save money on heating, here … [Read more...] about Heating Questions Answered
"Can I Service My Boiler Myself?" is a common question. A Boiler is the most used appliance in any household; it's running every day even in summer you still need hot water.Boilers should be serviced annually. Unfortunately, lot's of homeowners, landlords and tenants don't bother, and the only … [Read more...] about Can I Service My Boiler?
Water pressure varies in Essex homes it's determined by the height and distance of the reservoir or water tower from home. Some homes have excellent water pressure while others have weak water pressure.Homeowners with low water pressure need not worry as increasing the water pressure in your … [Read more...] about How To Improve Mains Water Pressure
As a homeowner, there may come the point when you'll want to test your water pressure. Water pressure is the rate at which water flows from your taps that are determined by outside influences such as the height of the reservoir or water tower from your home (and the distance). Houses built on hills … [Read more...] about How To Test Water Pressure
A 'Boiler's' not just a 'Boiler' there are three types (regular, combi and system) all of which come in different sizes. Boilers are made by various manufacturers in the UK. We supply, fit, repair and service 14 different makes of Boilers. The most popular Boilers are Vaillant, Ideal, Baxi and … [Read more...] about Choosing The Correct Size Boiler For Your Home
Your radiators in your home are going to need bleeding from time to time. Radiators trap air which prevents them from working at full output and results in a colder home. Luckily this is very common and easy to fix, anyone can do it all you require is a radiator key to bleed your central heating … [Read more...] about How To Bleed A Radiator
Winter ends, and your old boiler has survived another year and kept you warm all winter. Spring arrives, the nights are getting lighter the heating's turned off (unless you get a freezing night). Come the summer you will forget about your old boiler even though in the back of your mind you know it's … [Read more...] about Replace Your Boiler In The Warmer Months
Blocked pipes and drains in the household are at best inconvenient and at worst damaging. Our Plumbers are regularly called out to unblock pipes and drain all over Essex.While it's always nice to see old customers and meet new ones, a blocked pipe is an unnecessary expense and inconvenience to … [Read more...] about Preventing Blockages