How to bleed a radiator

If you’ve noticed that your radiators aren’t as hot as they used to be, or are heating up patchily, then there may be air and sludge caught in the pipes. This is something that happens to all central heating systems over time, and is usually something that you can fix easily yourself by bleeding the [...]

10 Of the most common boiler problems

Boiler breakdowns tend to happen at the worst possible time, i.e. during the colder winter months. Most people’s boilers lie dormant during the summer and then as soon as the weather turns cooler they are forced back into life with a bang. This puts a great deal of strain on your central heating system and [...]

How to react if you have a burst pipe

What’s the first thing you do when you see a burst pipe? How about panic? That’s a natural reaction, you run around with your arms flailing and in the meantime your home is filling up with water. We don’t want that to happen so here’s our burst pipe survival guide

Quick plumbing tips to prevent future problems

Routine maintenance helps to keep water pipes running smoothly and you don’t need to be a qualified plumber to protect your home from potential problems in the future. Here are simple measures you can take to look after the plumbing in your home, use these tips and keep pipes flowing freely

Power tripping – how to cope in a blackout

It’s quite daunting the first time you experience a power cut, especially if your home is deprived of electric during the hours of darkness. Be prepared for this moment though and doesn’t have to be as daunting. Getting through a power cut can actually be a challenge and the points we raise here should most [...]

Innovative lighting tips for your home

Poor lighting will seriously affect the look and the appeal of your property. Make a few small changes though and the quality of the lighting in your home will be greatly enhanced and the property will have a new level of appeal. As lighting experts we know what looks good at Trio Plumbing and we [...]

Care advice for gas and electrical appliances

We all use them but do you look after the gas and electrical appliances in your home?  Most of us refrigerate food, cook meals and wash clothing using a wide variety of appliances without giving any special consideration to the domestic device we are using. Appliance repairs are one of our areas of expertise at [...]

Basic boiler diagnostics

A lack of heating or hot water within a home is more common than you think. In most cases there’s a perfectly good reason why the boiler isn’t working and basic diagnostics can quickly find the fault. Establishing what’s wrong with your boiler doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think, try these fast [...]

Do you have any of these faults with your electric shower?

Showers are brilliant aren’t they? They wake you up in the morning, energise your body and stimulate your mind, that’s if they are working properly in the first place.  General wear and tear will affect the performance of a shower. Plus poor installation methods can prevent the system running to the best of its abilities [...]

How to make your bathroom sparkle part two

In part one of our ‘how to make your bathroom sparkle’ blog we explored ways to clean surface areas, how to tackle tricky taps and the best method for grubby grout. In this second part of the feature we look at shower screens, mirrored surfaces and also tell you the best way to tackle the [...]