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Plumbing Repairs: How to Fix Sweating Pipes

Sweating pipes are often confused with plumbing leaks, but in reality the ‘sweat’ on a pipe is actually due to condensation. When the pipe itself is considerably colder than the air in the room, then humidity in the air will collect on the pipe, creating moisture. This moisture can drip on the floor and may…

What is your discretion?

An important aspect of a 247 Home Rescue plan is that we insist that we control the business, and to this end we, both contractually and legally, operate on a completely discretionary basis. We believe that provides us with more power than we would otherwise have when operating under the strict controls of insurance underwriters.…

kitchen

Tips: How to avoid electrical emergencies in the kitchen

Kitchens vie with bathrooms for the unenviable title of the home’s most dangerous location, and it’s not just because of their sharp knives and high temperatures. The combination of water and high-powered electrical appliances makes electrocution a real risk in modern kitchens. To stay safe and avoid electrical fires, keep the following in mind: Wiring…

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Gas and fire safety in the kitchen

Unsurprisingly, a wide range of home emergencies originate in the kitchen. With its high temperatures, sharp objects, food scraps leading to pest control issues, and bacterial contamination issues, the kitchen is likely the most dangerous place in the home. Fire Approximately half of all accidental house fires originate in the kitchen. Not all of these…