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Maintenance and Repairs

DIY and how to guides

Here’s some practical advice to keep you safe and some step-by-step DIY guides to help you maintain your home.

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Plumbing and heating

How do I deal with frozen pipes?

Avoid the misery of a leaking pipe and deal with frozen pipes. Better still, avoid frozen pipes in the first place.

How do I fix a dripping tap?

Dripping taps aren’t just annoying, they can also cause serious damage to your home. So pick up that spanner and let’s get it sorted.

How do I unblock a sink?

Tackling a blocked sink is normally pretty simple and can often be done without help from a plumber.

How can I look after my boiler?

Your boiler is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. That’s why it’s important that you carry out a number of simple checks throughout the year.

How do I bleed a radiator?

If your radiator isn’t as warm as it should be, then you’ll probably need to bleed your radiator.
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Electrical

How do I change a 2d lightbulb?

You only need one person to change a 2d lightbulb with this easy-to-follow guide.

How do I change a fluorescent strip light?

Don’t be in the dark with this guide to changing a lightbulb.

How do I change a standard lightbulb?

Check out our simple step-by-step guide on how to change a lightbulb in your home.

How to stay safe at home: electrical safety guide

There are things you can do to protect your home from the dangers of electricity.
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Bathroom

How do I change a toilet seat?

Whether you need to replace it because it’s broken or you just fancy a new style, all you need are a couple of basic tools and the right sized replacement.

How do I unblock a toilet?

A clogged or leaking toilet is another issue that you’ll want to fix as soon as possible, but it might not be something you need to call out a professional for.
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General

How can I prevent a pest infestation?

Prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to unwanted guests like ants, mice and wasps.

How can I prevent condensation and mould?

Damp can damage your home and health. Stop steamy windows causing damp in your home by following our advice.

How to stay safe at home: carbon monoxide guide

There are things you can do to protect your home from the dangers of carbon monoxide.

How to stay safe at home: fire safety guide

Simple advice to protect your family and home against the threat of fire.

How to stay safe at home: gas safety guide

There are steps you can take to keep your home as safe as possible.

How to stay safe at home: water safety guide

Read our guide to make sure you're aware of water safety in your home.

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