Flood Gas Safety

The following safety information is from the Gas Safety Register. You can find out more about them here. We’ve seen increasingly wild, wet and unpredictable weather in recent years, so if your home’s in an area that is deemed at risk from flooding, it’s useful to know how to avoid damage to your gas appliances … Continued

Boiler Maintenance Tips

Boilers are one of the most expensive appliances you can buy for your home and are vital in the running of it too. Hot water, heating, showers and baths – they all rely on a fully functioning, happy boiler to work. So let us help you keep it in tip top condition by sharing our … Continued

Overnight Charging puts People at Risk

A mother and her four children recently fled their home after a charging Kindle burst into flames while they were sleeping. The family were alerted to the danger when her 13 year old son discovered that the his mothers mattress was on fire, caused by a plugged in Kindle. Luckily, due to her children alerting … Continued

Installing a New Gas Appliance

There will come a time when your gas appliances needs replacing, but knowing what to do and where to go can be confusing. Can you install it yourself? Where can you find an engineer? How do you know they are qualified? Follow these simple steps to ensure safe installation and peace of mind. Do not … Continued

Grease and Fat in Drains

Grease and fat in drains is a nasty problem and can cause a lot of trouble for your drainage system. Blockages can cause your drain to back up, so when you experience heavy rainfall or have your washing machine running you could find water flowing out of your drain and rain pipes and flowing in … Continued

Electrical Charger Safety

There have been an increased number of incidents involving faulty elecrical goods and fake, unbranded chargers. These chargers can lead to shock, cause fires and often do not meet UK safety regulations. It is vital that you are aware of the dangers when buying chargers online. To help you know what to look out for, … Continued

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – A Visual Guide

The Gas Safe Register recently released this easy to follow visual guide to demonstrate the warning signs of CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisoning. If you are suffering from: headaches nausea breathlessness collapse dizziness loss of consciousness Then you must contact a medical professional ASAP. It can be easy to confuse these signs with a common cold, migraine … Continued

Review Friday!

We’re a happy bunch in the Maintracts office today. We’ve received a number of reviews on Checkatrade.com that are so good we’ve just had to share them! Replacement of shower drain: “Very reliable and professional” 10/10 Replacement of pump: “Good, polite and work efficiently. Kept informed throughout the process” 9.8/10 Clearing blocked sink waste pipe: … Continued

Electrical Safety Checks

There have recently been a number of incidents in the press regarding electrical safety. From tumble dryers setting on fire to overloaded extensions, the count is dangerously high. It’s vital that you know what to look for and what precautions to take and Electrical Safety First are reminding people of what they should look out for … Continued

New Reviews!

You know how much we at Maintracts love to get a good review, and this week we received some that really made us smile! “Good reliable service every time.” 10/10 “Professional, smart, excellent manner with client, honest.” 10/10 “Reliable, on time and good on advising you what to do.” 10/10 “We had personal attention from … Continued