Research by Aspect.co.uk, a property maintenance professional that supplies plumbers across London, found that two-thirds of the UK population felt uncomfortable with problems such as loose pipes or fittings that caused knocking noises. Fortunately, "even the most troubling problem usually has a relatively simple explanation," said Nick Bizley, director of operations at Aspects.
However, there are other times when there is no other option but to consult a professional.
Unusual knocking noises
Although knocking or knocking noises can occur in every room of your house, you will probably notice them most in your bedroom, as this is usually the quietest room in the house. Fortunately, the most common reason for these noises is the high water pressure, which leads to pipes clinking against one another or hitting fittings. Try turning the taps on and off. Does the sound occur when the water flows? It could happen because the pressure is too high. Contact an installer who specializes in hot water and heating and can quickly fix the problem.
If you find that a room in your home is unusually cold, it is likely due to a problem with the radiator. Touch the top and bottom of the cooler. If the top feels cooler than the bottom, it means the cooler needs to be vented. Fortunately, this is easy to do. First go to your local hardware store and buy a radiator key for around £ 1. Then place a bowl under the valve to catch water. Slowly turn the key until you hear the excess air and tighten it if a drop of water occurs. If you're not sure what to do, you can watch a tutorial video online. Otherwise, call a plumber.
The good news for most bad smells is that they are easy to identify. If you can smell fish, it could be a sign of faulty electrical equipment. Or if it is a hint of ammonia that you can spot, it could be a sign that you have a bug problem. However, one of the most common causes of bad smells in the home is faulty drainage. If you notice a strong, unpleasant smell at home, it could indicate that you have something like a clogged floor pipe or a clogged sink. While unlocking a U-bend is a relatively easy task, we recommend the more complex ones to professionals.
There is only one cause of water pools on the ground, namely a leak. But don't try to panic! You must act quickly to minimize damage to your property. First, find the shut-off valve, which is usually located under the sink or in a ventilation cabinet. Make sure that this is switched off so that no more water escapes. Next, you should call your local emergency installer who will contact you immediately, assess the damage, and repair it if necessary. If you are dealing with a leak, it is important that your home is not badly damaged.
No hot water
There are few things in life that are more uncomfortable than discovering that you don't have hot water. Especially if you want to jump in the shower just before work or tackle the mountain of dishes that you've moved. Fortunately, there are a few things you can check to solve the problem. If your boiler is under low pressure, this may be a reason that there is no hot water. Find the taps under your combi boiler and slowly adjust them until the pressure is back to normal. Another reason could be that a residual current device on your consumer unit has tripped. Check this too. If everything else fails, the problem is likely to be more serious and needs to be thoroughly investigated by your local installer.