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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...

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BURST WATER MAIN PIPE, WESTON HILLS

If you have just turned on your tap and nothing is coming out or very slow trickle then there is a 16" water main that has burst at the Weston Hills storage reservoir, reports are coming from Affinity water as follows:The firm said at 8.55am today: “Our repair team is on site, however the main is under three metres of water. We have deployed pumps to the area to remove the water so we can access the main.“We are also looking to adjust our network to bring in water from other areas so we can r...

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Hot Water and Heating - Understanding your system

Understanding your system In a typical UK household, more than half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water. As fuel costs rise, having an efficient and cost effective heating system is vital, and it’s one of the main steps you can take to reducing your carbon dioxide emissions.  It’s important to understand your current heating system. Nearly all homes in...

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Important gas safe top tips

GAS SAFETY TIPS. Stay safe in your home all year round. Many of us rely on gas appliances to heat our homes, provide hot water and cook our food. Follow these tips all year round to keep your gas appliances in good condition and working safely.

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You can now find us on ‘Which? Trusted Traders’

We are very proud to announce that Garden City Services are now working along side Which? Trusted Traders and Hertfordshire Trading Standards to give reassurance to our customers both new and existing. Please look out for Which? Trusted Traders TV advert and social media link.  Please check us out here Go and check out www.which.co.uk if you would like any info on boilers, or gas appliances.

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Top Tips and Safe Advice

Get to Know Your Valves. Find out where your outdoor and indoor mains water valve or stopcock is so that it can be switched off in an emergency. It’s so much easier to do this when you’re not under pressure with a pipe leaking away. Take the time to find out what other stop valves you have in the house and label them. Valves can seize up over time if they’re not used so get into the habit of turning them off and on again a couple of times a year to keep them in working order. Another tip ...