Emergency Plumbing Repair

Copper – Still the Metal of Choice for Heating and Plumbing

Copper is a favourite metal among machinists, plumbers and other industrial professionals. This metal has been used for at least ten thousand years and historians believe that only iron and gold were used as functional metals before ancient peoples discovered copper. Copper’s natural colour is red, though over time, with prolonged exposure to oxygen, copper can turn green.

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Repair or Replace – the Boiler Question

All UK homeowners should strive toward energy efficiency. It saves time, money and it helps out the environment, and even the government has begun to show an interest. Building Regulations now have set standards that heating and hot water systems must adhere to. Rising prices and a troubled economy add additional pressure to the situation. Homeowners throughout the UK are finding it more and more challenging to pay the bills.

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Landlords: Check the Boiler for Safety

The UK law is very detailed and prescriptive when it comes to the requirements of safety checks of rental accommodations. Annual gas safety inspection must be undertaken by a certified Corgi gas engineer to ensure the legal requirements are met. The law allows for a fine of up to 5,000 and an imprisonment of up to six months if the landlords failed to meet this requirement.

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Boilers – Is it Better to Repair or Replace?

The majority of UK homeowners aim to run an energy efficient home. After all, it can save you time, money and improve the environment. The government has started to focus on energy efficiency as well. Building Regulations now include set standards that all hot water and heating systems must meet. A hurting economy and ever-increasing prices adds further pressure. Now, more homeowners than ever are having trouble paying the bills.

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Alternative Water Type Pipes

Transmission lines are the pipes that carry the water from the source to the storage system. Transmission lines are the largest, thickest pipes in the system. When planning a water system, try to keep the treatment and storage tanks close to the water source to reduce the cost of transmission lines.

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Make Sure You Get The Right Pipe

Owning a home is a wonderful experience, but can also carry with it many responsibilities. When you are a renter and something breaks down, you just call the landlord and he’ll send someone to fix things for you. When you are the owner, however, the responsibility of repairs falls on your shoulders.

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IT Systems Are Important For Small Companies

Information Technology (IT) Systems are not only for large businesses and multinational corporations. Small business owners can benefit greatly from taking on simple IT systems as well. The simple truth is that, in today’s age of technology, most small business practices make use of information technology and computers. As time goes on, more and more business operations are taking place via the World Wide Web and other shared communications between company and its customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Here are just a few reasons to implement IT systems for your small business.

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High Efficiency Boilers to Reduce CO2 Emissions Thanks to Part L

Introduced in 2005 the new Building Regulations Part L has changed the scene as far as boilers are concerned. According to the new requirement, all boilers replaced or installed must be of high efficiency rating. This includes condensing and combination boilers which utilize a larger heat exchanger (or a secondary heat exchanger) to recoup some of the heat that would normally be released into the atmosphere with the exhaust gases. Since some of the energy can be reused, the boiler can generate the same amount of heat with less fuel.

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Lead Contamination is Preventable with Epoxy Pipe Lining

Lead used to be a primary material for water pipes in major U.S. cities, until the early 1900?s. It was so heavily favored because of its durability and malleability. Galvanized steel and copper eventually replaced lead, and copper pipe became the most popular material used in home water service and distribution in post 1950 construction.

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Blocked Toilet Info

Having done this more than once (damn low flow toilets), I feel somewhat expert at it by now. However, I did check out some answers on Yahoo and thought some of the suggestions were pretty good. I’ll list them at the end of this post. First, if the water is very low in the toilet, […]

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