2017 FAQ's

5 Frequently Asked Questions In 2017, Advise And Tips For 2018! 

1. Q. WHY IS MY TOILET NOISY AFTER I FLUSH IT? 

 A. If you live in a area with high pressure it can effect how the toilet sounds when it fills back up after you flush it, usually it sounds like a high pitched whistle noise, simply turning down the valve on the inlet pipe should make it more bearable. If the noise is a vibrating noise this may be water hammer and closing the inlet valve slightly may stop this as well

2. Q. MY SHOWER HEAD ISN'T WORKING PROPERLY, THE WATER SHOOTS ALL OVER THE PLACE, HOW CAN I FIX THIS?

 A. First of all, if you live in a hard water area then scale will be a prime suspect here, if you have the type of shower head where there are rubber nozzles where the water comes out simply rubbing your finger or hands over it to flex the rubber will break up the scale, try doing it when the water is on, this will speed up the process. 

3. Q. MY RADIATOR HAS STOPPED WORKING? 

 A. Sometimes you can have what we call 'airlock' in a heating system, especially if you have recently drained the water from the radiators and/or could have other circulation issues such as sludge, this little trick i have used for years and in most cases where there is airlock, it will work, simply switch your heating on full blast and when your radiators are hot, go around and switch off the hottest ones first then this will push the airlock through into the defective radiator, you may need to turn them all off to achieve success, once the radiator heats up them resume normal service. 

4. Q. DO I TURN MY HEATING OFF OR DOWN? 

 A. The simple answer is depends, if you have an 'A' rated boiler or its a fairly new boiler then this will be more beneficial to you as its more energy efficient and also the way it works, so turning your room thermostat or room stat down to around 15 degrees Celsius when you don't require heating will give your boiler less work in order to reach your target room temperature which should be 21 degrees Celsius.

 5. Q. DO I SWITCH OFF MY RADIATORS THERMOSTATS ( TRV'S ) OFF IN THE SUMMER?

 A. No, when the valves are switched off for a long period of time this could cause the valve to get stuck in the closed position and you may require us to attend to rectify, there shouldn't be any reason way you should turn the valves off if you have a room stat fitted.