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At Leak Mate we aim provide our site visitors with the information they need to understand how we use cookies on our website. What Are Cookies? An HTTP cookie – commonly referred to as just “cookie” – is a parcel of text sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses. Its original purpose was to provide a state management mechanism between a web browser and a web server. Without a cookie (or a similar solution), a web server cannot distinguish between different users, or determine any relationship between sequential page visits made by the same user. For this reason, cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user’s website session. A web server uses cookies to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator (the visitor). Cookies do not identify people, but rather they are defined themselves by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser. Cookies Set for Web Analytics Leak Mate uses a third party service – ‘Google Analytics’ – to gather data regarding the usage of the Leak Mate Website. Leak Mate uses this information to help improve the services it provides to its UK visitors and non-UK visitors. The cookies that are set by Google Anayltics can be identified on your computer as follows: SERVICE COOKIE NAME EXPIRY google analytics _utmb 30 minutes google analytics _utma 2 years google analytics _utmz 6 months google analytics _utmc Not set   Google Analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses cookies...

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Eyre and Elliston are an independent electrical wholesale distributor with 56 strategically located branches across the UK. Each of Eyre and Elliston branches offers a full trade counter, telephone and delivery service. As well as standard products Eyre and Elliston offer a recycling service and a free in house Lighting Design facility. Eyre and Elliston Branch Locations 1 Morpeth 2 Newcastle 3 Carlisle 4 Sunderland 5 Middlesbrough 6 Northallerton 7 Malton 8 Burnley 9 Leeds 10 Bury 11 Castleford 12 Liverpool 13 Bolton 14 Warrington 15 Sale 16 Sheffield 17 Chesterfield 18 Mansfield 19 Newark 20 Stoke 21 Nottingham 22 Loughborough 23 Leicester 24 Lye 25 Birmingham 26 Redditch 27 Stratford 28 Northampton 29 Huntingdon 30 Oxford 31 Kempston 32 Letchworth 33 Witney 34 High Wycombe 35 Welwyn 36 Bracknell 37 Newbury 38 Reading 39 Slough 40 Aldershot 41 LONDON* 42 Horsham 43 Strood 44 Christchurch 45 Brighton 46 Maidstone 47 Ashford 48 Canterbury 49 Poole 50 Blandford...

Burst and frozen water pipes can cause untold damage to your home so here are some tips to avoid it during the freezing conditions.

Burst and frozen water pipes can cause untold damage to your home so here are some tips to avoid it during the freezing conditions. London fire crews went to 163 floodings in the last four days of November, up 150%, with Thames Water answering 150 reports a day, twice the seasonal norm. Frozen Pipe Emergency A frozen pipe is an emergency, because this will cause it to burst causing thawed water to come pouring from the break. The following steps describe what you should do as soon as you discover a frozen pipe: 1. Turn off the water supply: Thousands have had water supplies disrupted due to burst pipes Turn off the main stop tap. You should find this under the kitchen sink or where the service pipe enters your home. Turn off the stopcock in your cold water tank if you have one, it’s usually found in the attic or loft. 2. Beat the burst: Protect everything around the pipe that appears to be frozen to avoid damage if it bursts. 3. Thawing out: Open the tap nearest to the part of the pipe you think is frozen so the water can flow through when it has melted. Thaw the ice in the pipe with a hot water bottle or hairdryer (taking care to keep it well away from any water), beginning from the tap end and working back toward the cold water tank. Never use a heat gun or blow torch. Preventing Burst Pipes – Winter Care If a burst pipe leaks and water comes gushing through the ceiling, it can wreak real damage on your home...
Water leaks are quite often the route cause to more serious problem

Water leaks are quite often the route cause to more serious problem

Water leaks are quite often the route cause to more serious cosmetic or & structural problems and also with the obvious health risks associated with living or working in a damp property. Some of the potential problems your hidden water leak could lead to include: Water leaking in your property means your water bill is rising faster than you would like – hurting your bank balance Central heating system leaks could leave you and your family with no heating – in the dead of winter Central heating systems that are being refilled constantly suffer from oxidization – rusting your radiators & pipes from the inside out! Water mains supply leaks can quickly cause subsidence of land including footpaths, driveways, gardens – or your house! Internal water leaks from pipes, tanks, underfloor heating & central heating systems cause an untold amount of damage to your home including damage to walls and floors – costing hundreds to rectify! You family and yourself become at risk of a multitude of health problems affected by damp including asthma – children and the elderly are most at risk. Your property becomes a comfortable home for many insects, bugs & mites who thrive in damp & dark conditions – under your floors and in your walls. What may seem like a small problem, a simple water leak, can rapidly become a huge problem with extremely costly...

Prepare Your Home for Winter

Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you with several days’ notice. Listen to weather forecasts regularly, and check your emergency supplies whenever a period of extreme cold is predicted. If you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating, have your chimney or flue inspected each year. Ask your local fire department to recommend an inspector, or find one in the yellow pages of your telephone directory under “chimney cleaning.” Also, if you’ll be using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated. Test them monthly, and replace batteries twice yearly. Your ability to feel a change in temperature decreases with age, and older people are more susceptible to health problems caused by cold. If you are over 65 years old, place an easy-to-read thermometer in an indoor location where you will see it frequently, and check the temperature of your home often during the winter months. Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze. To the extent possible, weatherproof your home by adding weather-stripping, insulation, insulated doors and storm windows, or thermal-pane windows. If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen...