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:
- 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?