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What to do when pipes are frozen?

  Boilers are very clever, they know when to shut off. In current freezing weather conditions the most common fault on condensing boilers is the condense pipe going to outside freezes. As a result the boiler will shut down. The first step to fixing the problem is to poor boiling water over the condense pipe outside to defrost. At all times be careful not to scald yourself. Once defrosted reset the boiler or turn it off and on again. Hopefully this will return the boiler to normal working mode. If the problem persist, please give Sureway Heating Services a call...

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Benefits of an electrolytic scale inhibitor

Lime scale affects a large number of households in the UK. Scale buildup on copper pipes and in hot water cylinders can cause them to become inefficient and expensive to run. The scale inhibitor alters the makeup of the lime scale so it does not stick to the inside of pipes and appliances. You’re effectively reducing the grime in your pipe work, encouraging a better flow rate and increasing the life of your appliances. The most important benefit from a cost perspective is that using any brand of scale inhibitor will require no maintenance, and your household bills will be...

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Are you getting the most heat out of your radiators?

Are you getting the most heat out of your radiators?

Over time, air can seep into your central heating system and will tend to bubble up to the top of your radiators. This air can affect how efficiently the radiators heat your rooms and it can also make them noisy as air moves around the system. Below you can read a handy guide on how to bleed your radiators. If you are in any doubt you can always contact Sureway Heating Services on 01926 310900. We are Gas Safe registered plumbing and heating specialists, serving Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding areas. What will you need? A radiator...

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A short guide to designer radiators

A short guide to designer radiators

A designer radiator can actually double as an elegant decoration in your room, to make you feel proud of your living space.
Designer radiators come in various categories, crafted to satisfy everyone’s preference. You may need to do some searching before you find one that suits your personality and complements your living space.

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"Is a tightness test mandatory?"

"Landlords have TWO separate and distinct duties: – A safety check of their appliances – Ongoing maintenance of their appliances, flues and pipework • As an engineer, it is recommended you undertake a tightness test to assist landlords in their maintenance duties – but it is not mandatory unless you have broken into a gasway that necessitates an installation tightness test (see Technical Bulletin 046: Gas tightness testing requirements for examples). • If you do not undertake a tightness test, record this on your documentation to advise the landlord – it does not prevent you from undertaking safety checks on the appliance(s)."

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