It is the tenant’s responsibility to never cover up, or remove the batteries from, a smoke alarm. You risk death or serious injury and the Landlord can sue for damage caused to their property.
Changing the battery is a tenant responsibility and instructions are usually on the detector if you get up alongside it. Most detectors are designed to slide off their fixing to disconnect from the power supply and remove the battery. Before they can slide off there is a catch on the side of the detector between the ceiling and the detector itself that must be pushed in and released. This is usually done by inserting a flat screwdriver head or something similar where indicated. The alarms are designed to come off easily when the catch is released and should NEVER be forced. Some systems have a separate fire panel. If this beeps or says there is a fault try the reset button.
Condensation occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with a cold surface. Walls, ceilings, and in serious cases floors become covered with moisture which can cause mould, rot, and the growth of fungus. The occurrence of condensation is increased if a property is not properly ventilated, the temperature is not moderated, or if excessive moisture is being produced. The cold weather is usually worse for causing condensation because windows are opened less frequently, and more moist air is trapped indoors for longer.
Trapped air or gas prevents hot water from heating your radiator fully. This can mean that the top of the radiator is cold whilst the bottom, and pipework adjoining the radiator is hot. If this is the case, then you will need to bleed the radiator. To Bleed a radiator:
Most combination boilers and many standard boilers are now installed as Pressurised Systems. This can prevent the boiler from working if the pressure drops. If you find that the system pressure has fallen, it is your responsibility to re-pressurise the system.
To top up your system and increase the pressure, you will need to locate your filling loop. It most usually is a small plastic tap and is connected to the central heating system by a metal hose. To fill the system, use the tap you have located to open and close the filling loop. When the tap is opened it will allow fresh water to flow into your Central Heating system. As this happens you will hear the water passing through the valves into the system. It is recommended that you open the valve slowly to allow the system to fill up gradually to between 1 and 2 on the gauge. When you do this a steady increase in pressure will be seen on the pressure gauge.
When the recommended pressure is reached close the valve by turning it in the opposite direction to which you opened it. There is no need to worry if your system does accidentally become over pressurised. All modern systems are designed with safety in mind and a pressure safety valve is incorporated into the plumbing. This acts like an overflow pipe releasing the excess pressure and allowing the system to revert to the recommended levels. It is very important that the valve is turned off after re-pressurising the system.