Your heating system should be left on constant and the room stat turned down to 10 degrease. That way if we have a freak cold patch the house will never get to cold. All radiator valves should be left open. This is because if a TRV (Thermostatic Radiator Valve) is left shut for six months the packing inside the valve might get stuck and when the system is turned back on the radiator will not work.
If you have an old boiler (not condensing) it is important to let the boiler circulate at least once a week. This is to let the pump run and make sure it does not seize up. Feel free to get in touch should you require boiler repairs or servicing.
As leading plumbers in London, we know how to disconnect a washing machine quickly and safely without any complications. There are four very important things to remember.
1. If it is a new machine there will be travel bolts in the rear of the appliance. It is very important to remove them all.
2. Disconnect the water supply on old machine there will be a hot and a cold (the water inlet will be slimmer than the waste pipe). On most modern appliances there is only a cold inlet as the washing machines heats up the water its self. To disconnect turn the water off. This is done at the end of the flexi hose.Thumb tap 90 Decrees this will turn the water off. Then you can unscrew the flexi pipe.
3. To disconnect the waste you might need a cap (the waste pipe will be larger in diameter than the water inlet). At the end of the flexi waste pipe can be two different fittings. Either a U-bend if that is the case it can be removed. However it might have a fitting that needs to be un screwed. Once removed go to the plumbing merchants and by a cap to replace the fitting. Otherwise there will be a large hole where smells and wastewater can leak out.
4. Un plug the electrics
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The company behind the iconic range of AGA cookers has posted a 3% drop in revenues, but has insisted that it can return to pre-depression levels of trade.
AGA Rangemaster is hoping that at least 50% of its profit can be gained from overseas markets, compared to the 37% last year, as it believes its products are better suited to the international market.
11,000 cast iron cookers were sold in 2011, which was a drop of 6% on the previous year. Despite the latest decline in sales, AGA Rangemaster believe that it can restore cast iron cooker sales to 2007 levels of 19,600.
Despite the fact that the overall sales volume of cookers was only around 62,000 in 2011, a good level of demand from France has fuelled hopes that AGA services will be able to drive export orders up.
AGA has managed to weather a downturn in sales through implementing a range of cost efficiency measures made between 2008 and 2010. Even though revenue dropped by 3% to £250.9 million, operating profits rose from 16% to £18 million, but there are no details on the profit returned fromAGA Rayburn servicing.
Plumbers in London are reporting a significant rise in metal thefts as the government considers a bill to help tackle the problem.
The legislation, which plans to introduce a compulsory licensing scheme for metal dealers has already suffered a record 11 defeats in the House of Lords already.
Measures to tackle the ever-growing issue have been included in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which is currently being debated in the House of Commons.
Richard de Bruin has had numerous encounters with metal thieves whilst working as plumbers in London.
“I’ve been a victim of copper theft six times. I have had my van cleared out in three minutes,” he said.
“I used to live in a semi-detached house in Raynes Park and they and they jumped over the fence, into the communal alleyway and stole £400-£500 worth of copper.”
The estimated cost of metal theft to the national economy is currently an estimated £770 million a year and is becoming an increasingly high profile issues, which is clearly affecting plumbers London.
Aubrey Miranda, an engineer in Streatham, says he isn’t surprised the price of copper and other metals is on the rise.
“People underestimate how valuable scrap metal is. A 30m sheet of copper can go for £125.”