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…

Watch out for summer gas emergencies!

You might think you’re relatively unlikely to experience a gas emergency in the summer. In the winter, boilers and central heating systems work 24/7, and you may spend a lot of time indoors, but in the summer, you are likely to be out and about more often, and will likely be more than happy with…

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How to unblock a sink

A blocked sink isn’t the end of the world, but it can be more problematic than it sounds! Perhaps grease, oil and food debris have got stuck in the trap waste pipe, with this obstruction gradually worsening over time, or perhaps you or a member of your household has accidentally dropped something down the drain.…