Why you should still use your tumble dryer this summer

My washing machine is making a burning smell!

A burning smell from the washing machine or indeed any electrical appliance indicates that the item is either about to break down or is imminently dangerous. You should therefore turn off the washing machine at the wall and take the plug out if you notice any strange smells and leave it turned off and unplugged until…

Identifying the source of an electrical fault

Electrical breakdown cover comes as part and parcel of our standard home emergency cover service plan, so if you have 247 Home Rescue protection and an electrical breakdown or emergency occurs to your home’s electricity supply, you simply have to give us a call on our 24/7 claims line and we will arrange an emergency…

How to stay warm over the winter

How to stay warm over the winter

Winter can pose a real risk to your health, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions such as lung disease, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders. Every winter sees the death rate jump, and with energy bills rising, more and more people struggle to keep their central heating on and their homes safe and comfortable when…

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My pipes are making noises!

Pipes should not normally make noise; domestic plumbing systems should be almost silent. However, a number of minor issues can lead to noisy pipes and noisy plumbing systems. You do not necessarily need to contact a plumber if your pipes are noisy; although the noise can be annoying, it probably does not indicate that there…

Radiator

My radiator is cold – help!

If your radiator is not heating up properly, identifying the source of the problem can be a challenge, but with a little time and a lot of patience, you may be able to get your central heating back on without making a claim on your cover. Are all the radiators cold? If all the radiators…

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Why is my radiator making a bubbling noise?

Bubbling noises from radiators are quite a common issue, but dealing with this problem does not necessarily require any specialist technical expertise, and you may be able to stop the annoying bubbling in a few minutes with the right tools. So if you have a noisy radiator and are hearing gurgling or bubbling noises, the…