How to Avoid Home Emergencies

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.…

An electrician repairs an electric cable, wires, and fuse box

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…

What is the Gas Safe Register

What is the Gas Safe Register?

You might have heard of the Gas Safe Register. In 2009, this organisation supplanted CORGI as the body all gas engineers must register with if they are to work on gas fittings and appliances. It is actually illegal for people to perform any installation, maintenance, servicing, or repair work on any gas fitting or appliance…