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Tips

Radiator Bleeding

In every home (owned or tenanted) someone should know how to bleed a radiator.

Bleeding your radiators is a part of general home maintenance, however there are a lot of people who either don’t know how to do this, or simply don’t have the confidence.

  • If you don’t know where your Gas Meter is, you should find out as soon as possible, first try under the stairs or the kitchen sink – the Gas Meter may be located outside, if so, it may be in a meter box or in the garage. Then ensure you know how to turn it off in an emergency situation.
  • If you don’t know where your Stop Cock is, you should find out before there is a water emergency – once you’ve located your Stop Cock, turn it to make sure it isn’t ceased. If it needs to be replaced, a good alternative is to get a push button one which is ideal if you have arthritis and of course won’t cease.
  • Sometimes the cause of boilers playing up is that the controls need to be repaired or replaced – make sure you check the batteries in your Room Thermostat before calling anyone out – it could save you the cost of a visit.
  • Do you know how to bleed your radiators? You’d be surprised how many people have never had to do this before – if you’re not 100% sure, click this link and the video will take you through the steps you need to take.
  • Did you know there are some simple checks you can carry out for your Worcester Greenstar gas boiler, such as boiler pressure, checking room temperature and boiler codes – Please click this link as you may be able to solve the issues without calling out an engineer.
  • If you have pets, regularly drying their towels can be a real nuisance – lay the towels on the heated floor overnight and the next morning they will be lovely and dry.

CARBON MONOXIDE FACTS :

The six symptoms of CO Poisoning are:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • Collapse
  • Loss of Consciousness

Did you know that even low levels of CO inhaled over a long period of time can harm a persons health and may lead to paralysis and brain damage?