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 is built. The handyman does not need to be an expert plumber or electrician to be able to carry out simple jobs of maintenance and repairs, but he should have some understanding of the installations and their function, in order to be able to get the most out of them, and to keep them in good repair.

 

WATER

main services - waterNothing is more necessary to our home comfort and health than an efficient water supply. Modern water systems, such as are installed in houses for domestic use, seldom go wrong; and when they do, it is nearly always for lack of simple maintenance, or the taking of sensible precautions to protect the installation in bad weather. Be fully conversant with your system and keep it in good order. Not only does this ensure a more comfortable and easily run home, but sensible care will cut down expenses for costly jobs arising from neglect.

Cold Water System

Hot Water System: Lagging the Tank

Hot Water System: Water Tank and Water Pipe

 

GAS

With the exception of cleaning and small adjustments there is not very much the handyman can do towards maintaining the gas equipment in his home. However, you should know what to do if a leak is detected. Any repairs to gas pipes should be considered as temporary and the Gas Board notified.

Best Way to Clean a Gas Oven

What to Do If You Smell Gas

Heating a Room with Gas Fires and Heaters

How to Read a Gas Meter

 

ELECTRICITY

The inexperienced handyman is not advised to make additions to the existing service, or to carry out repairs or alterations, which he does not fully understand.

Electrical Fuses: How to Change a Fuse

Electrical Appliances for the Home

04. July 2011 by admin
Categories: Electricity, Gas, Home Inspections, Home Maintenance, Mains Services, Water | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Maintenance of Main Services to the Home

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