Say no to CO (Carbon Monoxide) this Gas Safety Week

Say no to CO (Carbon Monoxide) this Gas Safety Week

The silent killer that is Carbon Monoxide takes around 50 lives a year in the UK, and over 1,100 people are hospitalised due to being poisoned by the deadly gas. To prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning claiming more victims, we are supporting Gas Safety Week to spread awareness of just how important gas safety is. Over…

Why you should still use your tumble dryer this summer

Why you should still use your tumble dryer this summer

Summer is now in full swing, which for most people means that you can start drying your clothes outside on your neglected washing line. It may seem like a cheaper and more environmentally friendly option, however is it better than using your tumble dryer? Take the below reasons into account as to why you should…

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Guest post: Popular uses of the backflow preventer

Backflow is the unwanted reversal of water flow from a potential source of contamination to the clean or potable water supply. To avoid this from happening, backflow preventers are used. However this may vary according to specific factors; including health hazard conditions, applications, and local administrative codes. Nonetheless, these are commonly used in the following applications: Sewer…

Brits storing £62bn worth of items in gardens and garages – is yours secure?

Brits store a staggering £62 billion worth of goods in their sheds, garages and gardens, showing that home security protection should also consider the importance of yards and outbuildings. MoneySuperMarket research has revealed that gardens in Britain contain items worth a collective £26 billion, including horticulture, heaters and hammocks. This means the average garden in…

20% of Brits complain to energy supplier every year

Around 20% of Brits complain to their gas and electricity supplier every year, Citizens Advice has said, as it revealed that the number of energy-related complaints handled by local bureaus has seen an annual rise of 27%. Billing represents the biggest cause of complaint – Citizens Advice estimated that energy companies spend £125 million every year…

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What brands of appliances are most likely to catch fire?

Almost 12,000 house fires were caused by faulty and dangerous domestic appliances between 2011 and March 2014, Which? has revealed, announcing the results of research that shows which home appliances are most likely to lead to a fire home emergency. The consumer body’s analysis of government fire data revealed that: 14% of fires caused by…