DIY Plumbing Tips

Have you attempted to clear your drains in the past? Despite how hazardous and uninviting drains often are, homeowners regularly attempt to clean them themselves to save time and money. However, a plumber often ends up being called out to finish the job.

18th July 2019

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it is always an adjustment. We have seven quick tips for checking the plumbing in your new home, to ensure everything is in working order so that you can relax and settle in.

1. Where is the stop cock?

17th May 2019

Have you noticed a foul smell coming from your kitchen or bathroom sink? It might smell like rotten eggs or raw sewage, and it isn’t pleasant to live with. Read on to find out what causes it and how you can make your sink as fresh as a daisy again.

 

What Makes Your Sink Smell Bad?

03rd April 2019

Many households own pets and that’s why it’s important to pet-proof your plumbing system to ensure our furry friends are safe and out of trouble. We have all heard how pets can damage our fixtures and fittings, but did you realise that your plumbing is in the firing line too?

28th February 2019

Dirty plates are piling up and you’re out of clean glasses - it’s time to replace your old dishwasher for a sparkling new one. This project is not as difficult as it sounds and should only take a couple of hours, but may require some plumbing skills. Here are a few handy tips to help you install your new dishwasher.

15th June 2018

If your radiator isn’t warm all over and has some cold spots, it won’t be working very efficiently and you’ll be paying for your heating without feeling the full benefit. You may need to bleed the radiator, which involves letting out the air that is trapped inside.

17th November 2017

Whether you’re washing the car or watering the flowers, an outside tap is very useful – especially now that it’s summer. If your garden is lacking a tap and you’d like to change that, there are a few things to be aware of before you break out the tools or call your friendly local plumber.

20th June 2017

We’d all like to save a little money, and household bills can never be too small. One thing you can do to reduce those bills is save water. Not only can reducing the amount of water you use lower your water bill, but it can also lower your energy bill if less water needs to be heated.

07th March 2017

Do you know if your water is hard or soft, and why it matters? If you live in the Northampton area you have hard or very hard water, but what does this mean, and can you (or should you) do anything about it? Read on to find out.

What is the difference between hard and soft water?

09th December 2016

Feeling the chill yet? With the weather getting colder and December fast approaching, now is a good time to think about your pipes and how you can protect them from freezing or even bursting this winter. Here are a few things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing.

17th November 2016

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