Use a Registered Electrician in Your Home

 

What do Electricians do?
Electricians are tradesmen who are responsible for designing, installing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring systems. These systems are located in most buildings from homes to public facilities in both commercial and industrial buildings as well as machines and large pieces of equipment. Electricians can work either outside or inside to make sure the lights, television, appliances, equipment and sockets in your home are working properly and safely. Because all of these items are essential in everyday life, the job of an electrician can be demanding.

 

Electrical Services in Homes
Electrical work in the home needs to be done by someone who has the knowledge and qualifications to do so. By law the homeowner or landlord has to provide evidence that states all the electrical installation work meets the standards of the Building Regulations.

Benefits of a Registered Electrician
It is recommended that you use a registered electrician to repair or check your home. Using a registered electrician in and around your home makes certain that the work being done is safe and follows the guidelines set by the government. Any electrical installations, repairs, replacements or maintenance should be done by a registered electrical engineer to ensure the safety of your home and the people in it.

Invest in a New Boiler for Your Home

In the past, you would have had to rely on a wood and coal fire to heat your home. Since then, technology has advanced and with it, the invention of central heating systems has been integrated into homes all around the UK. Fast forward and now there are new boilers and central heating systems that offer a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly use. There are now many models and types of boilers being installed into homes for a more affordable price with many more benefits than just heating and plumbing.
Having an Efficient Boiler

Boilers are resourceful pieces of machinery that power the water and heating supply of your home. It is like the control system of your central heating system. The boiler has a continuous supply of natural gas that gets pulled in from the mains gas supply. So when you need to heat your home or turn on your cooker, you can do it with the push of a button.
However, having an old boiler can affect the efficiency of your central heating system.

Older models such as conventional systems need a lot more storage space in the loft of your house for water and storage tanks. These systems don’t always provide the best hot water supply either since the water is heated all at once and stored for later use.

Newer systems such as combi boilers are more energy efficient and heat water as it is needed. It also uses less energy and produces the same results, so investing in a newer boiler and central heating system can save you money in the long run, especially with energy bills.

Getting Your Boiler Serviced

When your boiler isn’t running as efficiently as it should be, you can either wait for the annual service check or call a qualified plumber yourself if it is an emergency. Whatever the case, you should always make sure that the person checking or repairing your boiler is Gas Safe registered and has the Gas Safe ID card with their name and number on it. You should avoid letting non registered plumbers work on your boiler for your own safety. Remember, you get what you pay for, so the cheapest price isn’t always the most reliable. Non qualified engineers can easily cause further damage to the complicated network of pipes that run through your house, meaning that any water leaks, gas leaks and boiler problems can cause hazards and damages that will be expensive to repair. So it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the maintenance of your boiler.

The Importance of Contacting Plumbing Services

Plumbers are essential to the maintenance and efficiency of your home. Whether you live in a house, flat or rented property you will need to utilise the services a plumber can offer.

 
Annual Servicing for Boilers

If you’ve never had a plumbing emergency such as a leak or a boiler breakdown, you may not be familiar with all of the services a plumbing company can provide. Regardless of having a plumbing emergency, your boiler needs to be serviced annually. This means that legally, your boiler and central heating system will need to be checked for any damages. If there are any defects identified, you will need those parts repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

The annual servicing ensures that any possible health and safety risks that can occur from a faulty or damaged boiler can be prevented or dealt with. Often times, people don’t notice any problems with their boiler until it gets worse. A thorough inspection from a qualified plumber can put a halt to any problems happening with your water supply when you need it most.

Other Plumbing Services

The most common jobs you may have heard of include problems with boilers, heating or hot water supply. While plumbers cover the typical water and central heating system work, they can also provide a wider range of services that tie into your home’s boiler and central heating system.

Plumbing companies cover a range of services. The most common jobs you may need a plumber for include hot and cold water services, heating, sanitary plumbing drainage, pumps and pumping, pipework expansion and bathroom work.
Some plumbers provide other services that are more specific and specialist. They include Fire protection and prevention, resources efficient design, steam and condensate, air-conditioning installations and maintenance, mechanical ventilation, domestic swimming pools, electrical earthing and bonding and piped gas services.

Do you need a plumber?

The answer is yes. It doesn’t matter how well you look after your boiler, the pipework, flues, pumps and tanks in your central heating system are constantly being used and therefore, they need to be maintained and repaired where necessary. Although some minor plumbing jobs can be done yourself (if you have the knowledge and confidence to do so), the best option is to call a plumber for the safest, most professional outcome.