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10 Common Causes for Blocked Drains & how to avoid them

A blocked drain is probably one of the most routine plumbing problems there can be. To help you work out what’s wrong, here are ten of the most common causes for blocked drains. Plus, we’ll also explain how to fix … Continue reading

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Radiator cold at the bottom, hot at the top: 2 possible reasons

Why is that one radiator cold at the bottom and hot at the top, when all the other radiators are nice and warm? What seems like a minor annoyance can result in a chilly, uncomfortable room. This article will explain … Continue reading

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Toilet siphon

A toilet siphon or toilet syphon is the component in a toilet cistern which discharges the water from the cistern into the bowl, flushing the toilet. It is normally made out of plastic. Generally speaking, toilet cisterns operated by a … Continue reading

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Toilet constantly running: the 2 possible causes & how to fix

Toilet constantly running? There are only two possible causes: a faulty ball valve or a faulty flush valve. A faulty ball valve may also result in the toilet overflowing. Either way, a fault with either of these parts will result … Continue reading

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Dripping tap: Fix a leaking tap or dripping mixer tap

A dripping tap is usually due to the washer or cartridge no longer forming a watertight seal. It’s hard to imagine a more common plumbing problem. The side effects range from a mild annoyance to a significant impact on your … Continue reading

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