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How to Avoid a Plumbing or Heating Emergency

It's a basic fact that plumbing and heating systems that are not regularly serviced or routinely maintained are 90% more likely to suffer breakdown, failure or blockage.

Most people will admit to ignoring heating and plumbing problems until they develop into an emergency. But potential emergencies can be alleviated with a simple servicing and maintenance programme that is tailored to your heating and plumbing system.

Another fact: boiler manufacturers will not guarantee any new boiler if the heating system is not chemically cleaned. The best way of doing this is by Power Flushing.

Power Flushing is a powerful technique for cleaning central heating systems. It improves the performance of the heating system by flushing out sludge and scale, and promotes efficient energy consumption.

If your radiators are cold, noisy or need bleeding regularly, or if your pump or boiler has failed, then you will definitely benefit from Power Flushing. Look for a heating engineer that is an experienced specialist in the Power Flushing system and that offers a certificate confirming that pH levels and cleanliness within your system correspond with industry standards.

Yet another fact: it is recommended that most gas appliances such as boilers, cookers, hobs and gas fires are serviced at least once a year to make sure that any dangerous faults are dealt with by a professional. Gas safety is of utmost importance. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and the importance of making sure your gas appliances are functioning properly and not emitting harmful fumes is crucial.

Manufacturers generally stipulate that their appliances are serviced annually and you should remember that the appliances' life could be extended by regular professional servicing.

If you want to avoid the stress and expense of a heating and plumbing emergency then make sure you employ a regular servicing and maintenance campaign: it's an insurance policy for your winter warmth and peace of mind.

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