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Maintenance of Main Services to the Home

MAIN SERVICES The smooth running of a home depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the main services and their maintenance. The main services are water, gas and electricity, which in most cases are installed when the house … Continue reading

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Electricity: Consumption, Supply and Distribution in the Home

Consumption: The universal system of measuring the consumption of electricity is applicable to any kind of appliance; this is measured in terms of watts and is based on a unit of 1,000 watts. The wattage of the appliance, is marked … Continue reading

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Gas Water Heaters: Storage and Geyser Heaters

Storage heaters and instantaneous or old fashioned geyser types are both good for providing hot water for a small or medium-sized house, either as supplementary heaters to a solid fuel type boiler or as the sole means of supplying hot … Continue reading

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Gas Leak: What to Do If You Smell Gas

Gas Leaks: Any suspicious smell of gas in a house should be treated with concern and a search made to find a leak immediately. It may be that a tap has been knocked on accidentally, or that the flame of … Continue reading

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How to Unblock a Sink Waste-Pipe

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Blockages in sinks are usually caused by an accumulation of grease and particles of food. Much of this can be removed by the use of hot water and ordinary kitchen soda. If the soda solution fails to clear the sink … Continue reading

03. July 2011 by admin
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How to Replace Tap-Washers and Ball-Valve Washers

Renewing Tap-washers: Dripping taps not only waste water but cause stains to appear on sinks and baths, and are most annoying to the people living in the house, yet a new washer is very easily fitted. Some water companies will … Continue reading

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Hot Water System, Water Tank and Water Pipe Problems

Emptying the System: If the house is to be left empty during a holiday, in cold weather, the only way to be really safe from bursts is to empty the tank. This is done by turning off the supply of … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance: Periodical Home Inspection

To keep a house in good repair is sound common sense; not only does it make the place more comfortable to live in, but it saves being faced with large bills for essential repairs after a storm, or period of … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance Inspection

The comfort of a home, and its economical and easy management, depends a great deal on the sensible care devoted to its maintenance. A house that is neglected and falls into disrepair can be a miserable and gloomy place in … Continue reading

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Home Inspections to Avoid Home Inspection Nightmares!

The following information on the inspection of interiors and exteriors of homes, is also applicable to the inspection of houses before occupation or purchase. Interior Home Inspection: Start at the top of the house and work down. It is of … Continue reading

02. July 2011 by admin
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