Below you will find some useful information, tips and YouTube clips on day to day maintenance and repairs job which anyone can undertake. You may wish to check these out before raising a repair. However, please only undertake these tasks if you feel confident to do them. If you do not feel confident or the fault continues please contact Humankind Housing to report a repair.
How to bleed a radiator:
If the top of a radiator remains cold when the rest of the radiator is hot, may mean that there is air in the system. You can check this by following a few simple steps. You will need a radiator key to open the valve and a cloth to catch any excess water.
Please view the link below for a step by step guide to Bleeding a Radiator:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjyEkLwHtTc (Courtesy of British Gas/YouTube)
Please note that after bleeding a radiator will often reduce the pressure in the boiler which will then need to be topped-up.
How to top up your boiler pressure:
It is quite common for the pressure in your combi boiler to drop which prevents the boiler from working.
Please view the link below for a step by step guide to ‘topping up’ a boiler:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3I1x-QcTdg (Courtesy of Sugar House Properties/YouTube)
How to reduce Condensation:
Condensation is a common problem in modern homes and is often mistaken for rising damp or leaks as it often causes damp patches on walls and ceilings.
Please view the link below for a step by step guide to reducing condensation in your home:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP7D-t5wfZc (Courtesy of fixmyroof/YouTube)
Tips on saving energy and money
Energy Saving Myths:
Find out facts from fiction relating to saving energy in your home. By following the advice can help you save money and will help the environment.
Please view the link below to find out how you can save energy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1OWsbe7yjw (Courtesy of British Gas/YouTube)
How to reduce your energy bills:
Here are some simple steps you can take that will help you reduce your energy bills and save you money.
Please view the link below to find out how you can save energy in your home:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i65sl9IVN2k (Courtesy of British Gas/YouTube