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Gas Safety Week 2019

15 September 2019

Gas Safety Week 2019

Gas Safety Week is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances. Read all about what we are doing for Gas Safety Week 2019.

Just one month left to claim your boiler service discount

30 August 2019

Summer Boiler Service Offer

There is just one month left to claim your £10 discount on the cost of a boiler service. Book yours in before the end of September 2019!

How to verify our engineers and avoid distraction burglary

29 August 2019

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Would-be thieves, known as distraction burglars, will often attempt to gain access to homes posing as a tradesperson. Here's how to tell whether they're genuine and be able to recognise a legitimate Plumbcare.com engineer. This is especially important for vulnerable people who bogus callers will often target.

Children and plumbing: how to avoid disasters

22 August 2019

children blocking toilet

Children love water but this can also be a deadly combination. We take a look at the risks associated with young children and plumbing and how you can minimise the risk to both health and your home.

How to protect your property from flooding

5 August 2019

Flooded home

Flooding can cause significant damage as well as a great deal of distress, and is becoming more common due to the extreme weather conditions that we're increasingly experiencing. There are several things that you can do to protect your home from flooding, ranging from basic sensible precautions to more radical defences. What you choose to do will depend on your flood risk but here are several ideas to help you protect your home.

Drugs flushed down the toilet could be creating ‘meth-gators’ in the US

18 July 2019

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Authorities in the US are warning that drugs flushed down the toilets are in danger of creating 'meth-gators' (alligators high on meth!) but can we be smug here in the UK? We often warn of the risks of putting wet wipes and fats into the drains but when almost half of adults in the UK take some kind of prescription medication, should we be careful about how we dispose of our medications here too?

Keeping engineers’ skills up to date

15 July 2019

gas engineer training

With around 50 engineers conducting up to 3000 jobs a month, it's vital we help them to continue to build on their skills. That's why we regularly offer training and development and this month our gas engineers have been learning more about installation and fault finding on Honeywell systems.

Planning your plumbing for summer holidays

11 July 2019

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We always associate plumbing problems with winter months due to the freezing temperatures and snow and rain but there are significant benefits to looking after your plumbing over the summer as well as the winter, especially if you're going away on holiday.

What to do if you hit a water pipe

27 June 2019

drilling

While we would never doubt your DIY skills, things can go wrong even for the most seasoned home improver and drilling or hammering into a water pipe is more common than you think. Here's how you can reduce the risk and how to prepare for all eventualities to minimise any damage to your home.

Discoloured water in your central heating system: what does it mean?

20 June 2019

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Discoloured water from your boiler or radiator is an indication of a problem that could potentially be damaging to your central heating system. Here's what it means and what you can do to fix it.

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