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Maintaining your home in 2018

Modern homes are massively convenient these days, with decent heating, electricity and plumbing pretty much a given everywhere you look. But, unfortunately, with all that extra technology, comes the added potential for things to go wrong.

To avoid the most costly problems occurring, such as the need for a brand new boiler or electric rewiring, you should always keep up to date on repairs – and this is why maintaining your home in 2018 is so important.

Things can go wrong, whether it be with the boiler, plumbing, or the electrics, but the one thing you should never do is leave the problem to get worse.

Check out our list of common problems to look out for when you want to keep your home running smoothly and as well looked after as you can.

Common boiler problems that can arise

You might not use your boiler so much if the weather is warm, but when it starts to get cold, everyone is after boiler repairs, and that’s because when it’s being used the most is when it’s most likely to break down.

Issues with your boiler breakdown might include the following:

  • No heating or hot water
  • Frozen pipes
  • Pilot light has gone out and can’t be relit
  • Leaks and drips
  • Broken thermostat
  • Radiators not heating up properly
  • Strange noises coming from it

One thing remains for sure – if you have an issue with your boiler, you should get it fixed as soon as possible, instead of waiting.

Not only will you ensure the problem is dealt with quickly at a time when there are lots of people needing repairs, but it will cause you less hassle and prevent the problem potentially becoming worse and therefore more expensive to fix further down the line.

Plumbing and electrics problems

The same theory about getting problems fixed as soon as you notice them applies to household plumbing and electrics too.

Common plumbing issues, such as a running toilet, dripping tap, low water pressure or blocked drains can lead to problems which will only get more costly the longer you leave them.

In the same way, while you might be more than capable of replacing a light switch, more dangerous electrical faults, such as flickering lights, bulbs that burn out too quickly, poor connections, tripping breakers, or warm switches and fixtures are something which a qualified professional should be brought in to take a look at as soon as possible.

In turn this will reduce the risk of fire and keep your family and loved ones as safe as you can while they’re in your home.

As the cold winter continues, keep up to date with your home maintenance by getting any necessary repairs done as soon as you can.

You can even enquire with us about a free quote (valid for 30 days) so you can plan how much things will cost.

The highly qualified, safe and professional plumbers, heating engineers and electricians at Taylor Pickering can help give a hand with any of the concerns we’ve mentioned. Contact us in early 2018, or even sooner to find out more.

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