• Wondering why your toilet water keeps running? This is one of the most common problems you may encounter with a toilet. Below are four tips to resolving the issue:...

  • The good news is that a leaking tap is often simple to fix and something that you can probably do yourself. Being able to carry out this relatively easy task yourself will save you having to call out a plumber. This will not only save you money but also time if you have to wait for a plumber....

  • There are many reasons why your tap may be dripping. Some of these are easy to fix and can be done by anyone, others will require the help of a plumber. Faulty washer Tap washers can last a long time but some can last as......

  • Your stop tap (also know as a stop cock or stop valve) is needed to turn off the water supply to your property. A stop tap looks a bit like a tap as you can see in the image above but without the spout that the water would come out of on a normal tap. It sits between two bits of pipe....

  • Having no hot water or heating, particularly as we enter the winter is a real pain and something you want to avoid at all costs. There is nothing worse than waking up to a cold shower or coming home to a cold house!...

  • If your radiators are cold at the top and hot at the bottom or they have cold spots on them, it could be that you have air trapped in the system. The trapped air prevents warm air from circulating around the radiator which can leave the radiator cold in places....

  • There are many reasons why your boiler may be leaking but these are some of the most common ones: Issues with the pipework: This can be because it has been poorly installed or because the pipework has corroded. Water pressure: If the boiler’s pressure is......

  • A Power Flush is a process which removes sludge build up in your boiler, pipes and radiators. A Power Flush is carried out by a gas central heating engineer. It helps to improve the efficiency of your boiler as well as its life span whilst preventing unnecessary breakdowns....

  • Ensuring your boiler is at the correct pressure level is vital and you should check it every month. If the pressure drops to low or raises too high, it can cause the boiler to shut down leaving you with no hot water or heating....

  • Your boiler must be at the right pressure level for your heating and hot water to work properly. If your boiler loses pressure or the pressure becomes too high, this can cause the boiler to shut down. The most common cause for high pressure is too much water in the system....

  • Luckily, low boiler pressure is unlikely to cause any damage to your boiler so is not a cause for immediate panic. It can however have a big effect on the efficiency and the effectiveness of your heating system. This means it will be harder to keep you home warm and your energy bills are likely to increase. For these reasons, if you notice your pressure has dropped then you shouldn’t leave it....

  • If the pressure in your boiler drops below 1 bar, it can cause the boiler to shut down leaving you with no hot water or heating. There are two main reasons that cause a drop in pressure:...

  • If your boiler seems to be working and you have hot water, but your heating is not working it is most likely down to one of the following reasons. The first is that there is an issue with the settings on your boiler or central heating. This should be relatively simple to check and adjust if this is the issue. As obvious as it may sound, check that your heating is turned on....

  • If your radiators are not warming up properly, part of the radiator is cold or they are making strange gurgling noises, these are all tell tale signs that they need bleeding. Bleeding radiators is easy by following these simple steps:...

  • Frozen boiler pipes, can be a real issue which can cause flooding and leave you without heating or hot water. They are simple to prevent (read our blog post on how to prevent pipes from freezing). If you are concerned that your pipes have frozen there are three main signs which would indicate that they have:...

  • If you notice a pipe has frozen but hasn’t burst yet, you may be able to stop it from bursting if you act quickly. A plumber can fix this for you but there are also some steps you can take yourself....

  • There are some simple steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing over the colder months. Read our list of simple tips here: Use insulation: Ensure that your water tank and lag pipes are well insulated. This is simple to do yourself and lagging can be bought from any DIY shop....

  • When you think of air conditioning, most people instantly think of a system to cool you down in the hot weather. What many people don’t realise is that air conditioning units are actually designed to act as both a heating and cooling system....

  • If an issue arises with your boiler, not only can it leave you with no heating or hot water, but it can even prove fatal. Plus, maintaining your boiler before winter sets in could save you money by detecting any potential issues early. A well-maintained boiler will also be more efficient, which ultimately should save you money on your heating bills....

  • Continuing with the success we have seen over recent months; we are delighted to have been appointed by Saracens Multi-Academy Trust onto their framework. The Saracens Multi-Academy Trust is a partnership between educational professionals, Saracens Rugby Club, Saracens Sports Foundation, Middlesex University, and the Goldstar......

  • It has been a busy start to the year for Magna IM as they win another tender. This time it is to supply electrical testing services to the Camping & Caravanning Club across the UK. After an intricate tender process, Magna’s experience and credibility shone through and we were lucky enough to secure the contract...

  • Worcester Bosch have launched a new plan to support engineers and homeowners. During Coronavirus, Magna have been taking extra steps and following advice to keep our engineers and customers safe. The Worcester Bosch Safe in your Home Installer Commitment recognises suppliers who are working to the highest standards....

  • Warwickshire based Magna IM has been appointed by Fusion21 as an approved contractor of heating services in the Midlands. The framework provides organisations across the West Midlands with access to services from approved contractors for heating services....

  • Magna IM, based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, have launched their annual boiler service plan to give peace of mind this Winter. We understand that now more than ever we can all do without unexpected bills. A boiler breakdown can be an expensive job and one to......

  • We are delighted to have been appointed as an approved supplier of the Crescent Purchasing Consortium. Crescent Purchasing Consortium is a scheme providing schools with access to high quality, pre-approved contractors. Our experience and work with existing schools and educational establishments has allowed us to join this framework....

  • Magna IM has appointed Tracy Armstrong as its Sales & Marketing Manager. The leading Warwickshire based heating, plumbing, electrical, refurbishment and general maintenance services company is definitely looking to the future. Armstrong brings more than 20 years’ marketing experience to the role. As the business seeks......

  • On 1st June 2020, the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force. These Electrical Safety Standards apply to all new tenancies (including renewals) in England from 1 July 2020. They also apply to existing tenancies from 1......

  • Our property refurbishment team have been busy working in partnership with Homemaker Properties on their latest project.  Together they transform properties into HMO's (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) for landlords to rent individual rooms to tenants....

  • Magna IM South are sponsoring for the Tatsfield Beer Festival, taking place on 21st September at Westmore Green. Our team are based in the village of Tatsfield in West Sussex and are again sponsoring this fantastic event....

  • Magna IM has recently joined the Central Housing Investment Consortium framework...

  • You may start to notice something a little different with our engineers when they come out of their vans now....

  • Read about our neighbour's Travis Technologies Ltd order Air Conditioning during the hottest week of the year....

  • With a lot of commercial customers that rely on us to help service or install their appliances, from air conditioning units to boilers, our engineers have to be qualified in the relevant areas to ensure we are fully compliant.   That’s why a number of......

  • Last Thursday we attended the Homemaker HMO Seminar, Coventry to share out expertise on refurbishing properties for landlord use.   A sold-out event for landlords, we went through the rooms of a property and what to look for, talking with Homemaker Properties, Ant McMullan, who......

  • Magna IM is proud to announce that we have been awarded Safe Contractor Approved accreditation from Alcumus.   Awarded on 3rd July this accreditation allows our customers to be reassured that Health & Safety is a high priority for Magna IM and our engineers and......

  • This Thursday we’ll be presenting at the HMO Seminar Coventry, taking place at the Ramada Hotel. A FREE event, it offers insight into the ever-changing Coventry HMO market, with hints and tips to maximize the performance of your HMO property portfolio. So whether you’re a......

  •   Magna IM has recently been awarded the Silver Constructionline accreditation.   Originally a Government department, the scheme has been running for 20 years and supports businesses in the private and public sectors. It helps buyers in the construction industry, help to find suppliers that......

  • Small enough to care… big enough to cope. There’s been quite a bit of change here at Magna-Central over the last year. We have new heads at the helm, we’ve moved offices, and we are bursting with new ideas. Having built a truly solid foundation over the last thirty years providing heating, plumbing, and electrical services across the Black Country, we’re stepping up a gear....