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Blocked shower drain: the most effective way to unblock it

While you can fix a blocked shower drain with a plunger, hot water or caustic soda, the most effective way is to physically remove the obstruction. Remove the drain cover. If you have to unscrew it, don’t lose the screws. … Continue reading

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Balancing radiators: How to balance the radiators

Balancing the radiators may be necessary if you find that some are too hot or too cold. By adjusting each radiator’s lockshield, you can control how much hot water flows through them so they all heat up evenly. Bleed the … Continue reading

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One radiator not working: 5 common causes & how to fix

One radiator not working is usually the result of poor water flow. Typical causes are seized valves, blockages, an imbalanced system, or the presence of air. In this article, we’ll explain what you can do to fix this problem. How … 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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Central heating inhibitor: what is it & how to add it

Central heating inhibitor or radiator inhibitor is a chemical added to a central heating system which prevents sludge from building up. It is an important element of maintaining a central heating system, ensuring its efficiency and protecting it from costly … Continue reading

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