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Maintenance

How to deal with gas leaks

A gas leak is serious business - and is extremely dangerous anywhere in your home. Find out what steps to take if you suspect there is a gas leak inside your home.

Unblocking a drain

How to unblock a drain

Blocked drains in your kitchen are no fun - but thankfully they're not too difficult to deal with. Read our guide on how to unblock a drain and save yourself from a watery disaster.

How to fix a leaking tap

How to fix a leaking tap

Most of the time, if a tap in your home is leaky, dripping or hard to close it's the result of a broken washer. While it's possible that your leaking tap's a 'washerless' tap (i.e. one with a ball, cartridge or ceramic disc mechanism - see the 'Types of taps' article linked below), it's a lot less likely that these taps will be leaking like this. You can usually tell if you have a ceramic disc type tap because it'll only need a quarter or half turn to fully open the tap.

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Home entertainment

Projector screens and the moiré effect

The fine resolution of modern projectors, in some cases, can create an unwanted 'pattern' as it interacts with the texture of your projector screen. See why this happens, and how to deal with it.

Kitchen
Splashback maintenance

Splashback maintenance

Most splashbacks can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a bit of household cleaner, but different types of materials will require different levels of care.

Bathroom

Shower and bath combinations

A very popular choice, and not a particularly difficult one to implement. Shower and tub setups are versatile and help to save space in your bathroom.

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