Dishwasher maintenance

Dishwasher Maintenance

 

Proper Dishwasher maintenance can make a huge difference when it comes to how much the dishwasher will last in the long run. We take it for granted, but without the right maintenance, you will need comprehensive Dishwasher insurance to avoid any issues. It all comes down to know how to take care of it adequately, and here are some tips and tricks to help you. Continue reading “Dishwasher Maintenance”

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My Boiler Is Not Firing Up the Central Heating: What Can I Do?

If your radiators are not getting hot but your boiler is working overtime, you have a problem and probably one that you won’t be able to fix yourself. But understanding what’s causing the problem is half the battle and, in some cases, can allow you to try a few fixes for yourself. This is especially useful if you don’t have some form of Central Heating Insurance. Let’s have a look at a few of the common reasons why your central heating does not heat up even when your boiler is on. Continue reading “My Boiler Is Not Firing Up the Central Heating: What Can I Do?”

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My Pipes Are Vibrating: What Can I Do?

If you have knocking, rattling or vibrating of your central heating pipes then you may have a serious problem. And if you don’t have plumbing and drainage insurance cover, which protects you for when pipes burst or leak, you may be wondering what you can do. Not only that, but the noise can drive you mad as your pipes begin to sound like they are about to smash through the walls. But what causes these noises and what can you do to fix them? Let’s have a look at the reasons why your pipes may be vibrating:

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Loose Pipe Clamps

Pipe clamps hold your pipes in place, so they don’t naturally rattle around under your floorboards and in your wall cavities. When you turn on your taps, shower, or any appliance that uses your water supply, the pressure within the pipes increases as the water flows through the system. This can cause pipes to move and vibrate. If the clamps holding them in place are loose, the pipe will rattle and make a noise. The only way to fix the problem is to tighten the clamp back up but that can be easier said than done if the pipe is behind a wall or under the floor.

High Water Pressure

If the water pressure within your central heating is too high, this can cause pipes to vibrate more and eventually cause pipe fittings to become loose. To fix this problem you will need to break out your boiler and central heating manual and look for how you can vent the pressure to a more workable level.

Water Hammer

A water hammer is a banging sound created when fast-moving water moves along your pipes until it hits a swiftly closed valve causing hydraulic shock. The resulting pressure from the hydraulic shock can cause the pipes to vibrate violently. If this happens you may need to check your water pressure and/or get an engineer out to check the valves in your system.

Is there anything I can do to protect myself?

Yes, you can get Central Heating Insurance from Prominence Support. Our great value and comprehensive policies are there for our customers when they need them the most. Why not give us a call today and see how easy it is to get total central heating peace of mind.

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Why Is My Pilot Light Yellow or Orange?

A yellow or orange pilot light can be a sign of a carbon monoxide leak and should not be ignored. But how do you know if carbon monoxide is seeping into your property or whether the strange glow from your pilot light is something else entirely? Without boiler cover, you may feel like you have no alternatives but to ring an expensive repairman but there are a few things you can do first. To help you out, we’ve written this little guide: Continue reading “Why Is My Pilot Light Yellow or Orange?”

How To Prevent Blocked Drains

 

Blocked drains can cause your household an array of unpleasant problems and if they are not dealt with quickly, can cause serious and permanent damage to your home. Fixing a blocked drain can be difficult and expensive and may lead to even more disruption of your home. The best way to deal with blocked drains is to never have them in the first place. But how do you prevent your drains from getting blocked? I’ll come back to this subject in a while but first, let’s have a look at the problems they can cause: Continue reading “How To Prevent Blocked Drains”

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Boiler Controls Not Working?

Boilers are complicated beasts and have a plethora of switches, dials, and controls. Not only can you change things like temperature and operating times, but in modern systems, you can also alter things like how the system reacts to weather conditions. When everything is running well, you have full control and can change whatever settings you want. But when things break down, being unable to change simple things like temperature or even switch on your hot water and heating can be a real bind for you and your family. Continue reading “Boiler Controls Not Working?”