The Source blog. Fix it yourself

Simple home fixes from British Gas engineers.

Help with your heating and hot water

What if there’s a power cut?

Get prepared and find out what to do if the power goes out.

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What if there’s no running water?

Find out how to fix simple plumbing issues yourself, without spending money on a call out.

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Five ways to fix your boiler, fast

If your boiler’s stopped working, don’t worry – you may be able to fix it yourself. Try our safe and simple solutions to get it back up and running without calling an engineer.

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Keep your home warm and working

How to troubleshoot your thermostat

Thermostat not working? Read our guide to troubleshoot your thermostat in no time with some simple tips.

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How to bleed a radiator

If your radiators aren't heating up, read our guide to learn when and how to bleed your radiators.

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What if there’s no running water?

Find out how to fix simple plumbing issues yourself, without spending money on a call out.

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Get your fixes solved on screen

Our YouTube event. Solved on Screen

Whether you’ve got a problem with your boiler or a rattle in your pipes, here’s your chance to get your problem solved, live on screen, from the comfort of your own home. Get your problem solved from our expert engineer on hand to answer any questions during our live sessions hosted on our YouTube channel.

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More helpful tips

What if your boiler breaks down?

Learn the tell-tale signs of common boiler issues – and find out how to fix them.

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No hot water?

If your tap’s running cold, try our troubleshooting checklist to get things flowing again.

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Heating breakdown?

Get your central heating back up and running with 12 easy fixes.

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What if there’s a power cut?

Get prepared and find out what to do if the power goes out.

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Frozen pipes?

A burst pipe is a homeowner’s worst nightmare, and winter is when it’s most likely to strike. Follow our step-by-step advice on what to do should it happen.

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Temperature drop on the way? Let’s safeguard your home…

Adverse weather conditions can make life a bit more challenging. Read our tips for keeping vulnerable and elderly people healthy and happy this winter.

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