Washing machine and dishwasher hosesIt occurred to me this evening that amazingly my appliances (and thus the hoses) are now over 10 years old. I was curious to see how often the hoses should be replaced and found this: https://www.insuranceservicesgroup.com/blog/2015/04/should-you-be-worried-about-your-appliance-hoses It recommends replacing the hoses every five years. I will be getting two of these next time I’m in Screwfix. At under £4 each it’s a no brainer to replace them to avoid a flood. You don’t need to be a Bristol plumber to do so but if you need help or advice please phone me on 07702 938049.
Air in RadiatorsWhen I was growing up my father would bleed the radiators in our house weekly. He had several plumbers look for the cause and had the pipework modified. Still, the “air” would come back. We moved to a different house which didn’t have the problem. Looking back I realise it wasn’t “air” but hydrogen caused by the oxidisation of the steel in the radiators. Flushing the system and adding an inhibitor would have stopped the problem. Sentinel has written a good article on the subject: https://www.sentinelprotects.com/uk/support/guides/how-to-diagnose-cause-circulation-issues-central-heating-systems If you are having problems please call me on 07702 938049. More Posts To Come.