My tumble dryer is not heating up!

My tumble dryer is not heating up!

If your tumble dryer is not heating up, but the drum is spinning normally, you might be anticipating a hefty repair bill or want to use your appliance cover service contract to arrange a repair. However, this might not be necessary – you might be able to get your dryer heating up again with a…

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How to avoid home emergencies

With a little forward-thinking and a lot of care, you can avoid the trauma of a home emergency. Even if you have home emergency cover and appliance cover, you’ll still want to minimise the likelihood of a plumbing or electrical breakdown. Quite often, there is nothing people could have done to avoid home emergencies, but…

How to avoid overloading your extension sockets

It’s all too easy to overload electrical sockets; you may plug extension cables into extension cables without a passing thought, never considering that you may be overloading sockets until you notice a slight burning smell, or your fuse box keeps tripping, or until you’re dealing with an electrical home emergency or even a house fire.…

How to repair a fuse in a fuse box

Before you start, you should turn off all the electrical appliances and other electrical items in your home, including your lights and possibly even your boiler, as you have a blown fuse because you are either overloading your sockets, or because an electrical item is broken. Please see the video below for advice on how…

My fuse box keeps tripping – help!

A fuse box that keeps tripping indicates that you have a faulty electrical item or faulty wiring somewhere in your home. Working out what is wrong is largely a process of elimination, and you can usually narrow down the problem yourself. Why does my electricity keep tripping? Well, RCDs, or Residual Current Devices, look out…

How to choose a competent electrician

Do you need emergency electrical repairs? Are you extending or renovating your home? If you’re looking for an electrician who can work on your home and achieve legally-required standards, check the Competent Persons Register. This was set up by the UK government to allow businesses and individuals to certify that their work confirms with Building…