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London handyman serviceAnybody who lives in the capital will be familiar with the regular DIYers dilemma. You have a maintenance job that needs doing around the house or garden, but do you sort it out yourself or call in a London handyman service?

Here’s our list of circumstances when it really is time to admit defeat and call in a London handyman service!

Electrical problems? Call in a London handyman service!

Electrical problems can be particularly tricky and one wrong move can find you shorting the whole house! What’s more, there are now regulations prohibiting unqualified householders from dealing with certain types of electrical work – it’s much safer all round to call in your local London Handyman service. Any London handyman service will have electrical experts who can help you out and deal with electrical problems quickly and safely.

Taking your time over a job? Call in a London handyman service!

We’ve all been there – a job needs doing but you just can’t find the time and your spouse is getting on your back about it. The simple answer to the problem is to call in a London handyman service. A good London handyman service will be able to send someone round within a few days and that will be the problem sorted and will keep your partner happy – using a London handyman service can sometimes keep a marriage together!

Haven’t got the necessary skills? Call in a London handyman service!

Do you have all the skills a London handyman service can offer? That’s unlikely so next time you are fretting about whether you can do a job or not then why not stop worrying and get on the phone to a London handyman service. A London handyman service will be able to offer expertise across a wide range of trades and can take any problem off you hands.

Need more than one person? Call in a London handyman service!

If you have a job that needs more than one pair of hands then you might want to look for the number of a London handyman service. Friends and neighbours can be less than reliable but a London handyman service will be there on time and will be there for as long as you need them.

Need a range of jobs doing? Call in a London handyman service!

If you’ve got jobs building up around the house and garden then it really might be time to call in a London handyman service. A London handyman service can deal with anything from plumbing, to paintwork to gardening.
Also the beauty of a using a London handyman service is that they can invariably send a few people round who can get it all done on the same day.
This is the beauty of using a London handyman service – they have a range of operatives covering a range of different disciplines. In fact, a London handyman service is a one stop shop for all your maintenance needs!

Is Jack Frost nipping at your…radiators?
cracked radiator
The recent cold snap and record-breaking low temperatures have led the British public to encounter a rarely seen phenomenon: cracking radiators! This is despite the radiators being inside a property and on a functioning central heating system.

But radiators are known as strong and durable pieces of engineering, so how can a radiator crack?

When water freezes: its volume expands by around 10%. A radiator full of water that is in a particularly cold room such as a conservatory, can freeze and the expansion of the freezing water can cause cracks; usually at weld points and seams on the radiator.

Radiator experts, Feature Radiators, recommend some options to prevent radiators freezing and the consequential damage.

Firstly, install a “frost stat”. This is a device that will override your regular central heating timer and thermostat by automatically switching on your central heating when it senses the temperature drop below a pre-determined amount.

Secondly, invest in some thermostatic valves as these have a “frost protection” setting. This means that when the thermostat on the valves measures the room temperature as approaching 0°C, the valve opens a little, allowing water into the radiator to ensure that it doesn’t freeze. However, this will only work when the central heating is “ON” as thermostatic valves are not able to turn the boiler on.

The frost protection setting on thermostatic valves is great for protecting your radiators and pipes during the day when your central heating system is switched on and working. However, a frost stat will ensure that you protect your radiators and pipes when your central heating system is switched off overnight or when you’re away during the winter and it is this period when most frost damage occurs.

Feature Radiators also recommends you consider frost damage when purchasing reclaimed cast iron radiators. These are often purchased from salvage yards and can be stored outdoors leading to cracking. Pressure testing of reclaimed radiators is essential to ensure that radiators are functioning correctly and that they are free from leaks.

For more information on radiators, contact specialists Feature Radiators on 01274 567789 or visit their website www.featureradiators.co.uk