Emergency situations are actually or potentially dangerous, or present a serious risk to health. They are likely to affect the structure or security of your home and need to be addressed straight away to eliminate the risk to you, others or your home.
To report an emergency during working hours call our Maintenance Scheduling Team on 01792 619400. If the emergency is after 5pm or on weekends, ring 0845 680 8888 instead. Calls to this number cost 4p per minute plus your phone company’s service charge.
Some examples of emergencies are;
In most cases an emergency will be attended within 4 hours.
You can report non-urgent repairs Monday – Thursday 8am – 5.30pm and Friday 8am – 4.30pm:
We’ll arrange a convenient appointment with you for someone to carry out the repair. We normally offer morning or afternoon slots to minimise inconvenience to you.
Morning slots are between 9am-1pm and afternoon slots are 1pm-5pm.
Depending on the nature of the repair it could either be completed by Coastal Repairs Team or by an external contractor.
We operate an emergency key replacement service however, if you have lost or misplaced your keys you will be charged for this service.
Alternatively, you can arrange for a locksmith to gain access and renew your keys and cover the cost of this direct.
Of course. Just call our Maintenance Team on 01792 619400 with details of the booked repair and we can re-arrange it for a more convenient day or time.
This depends what you want to do. Best to give us a call on 01792 619400 and discuss your plans so we can advise.
If permission is required we’ll send out a form for you to complete and return by freepost.
Once we’ve received it and it’s been reviewed by the Maintenance Inspector for your area, we’ll let you know whether you can go ahead with it.
Firstly check if everything is plugged in correctly to the TV and contact your TV provider to see if there’s a problem with the connection.
It might also be useful to speak to your neighbours to see if they’re experiencing problems.
If there’s a problem with a communal aerial we can arrange a repair visit, but if the problem is caused by your own TV or provider, we will charge for the call-out.
An average family will produce approximately 20 pints of moisture every day. Activities such as bathing, cleaning, cooking, washing or drying clothes indoors can all introduce moisture into the air.
Condensation occurs when this moisture in the air meets cold surfaces and condenses into water droplets. It can be a sign that the room isn’t properly heated and/or ventilated. Condensation can cause mould to form on walls, ceilings, behind furniture, in cupboards and around windows.
Get more information on how to control condensation and mould.
Blocked sinks and toilets are the responsibility of the resident. These can often be remedied with products available on the high street or at your local supermarket.
If the blockage is caused as a result of blocked drains then you should report this to Coastal.
All smoke detectors in homes provided by Coastal are hard wired and we are responsible for repairing or replacing them.
If you hear a bleeping noise from the detector when no smoke or heat is present or if you think it is not working, you should report this to Coastal.
We recommend you test your smoke detector weekly to ensure it’s working correctly.
Unless you live in a home with a communal garden then you are responsible for maintaining your garden. However if your garden contains large trees, we will maintain these and cut them back.
If you have a communal garden, we maintain these.
Coastal insures the structure of the property including the main walls and roof and some internal fixtures.
You are responsible for insuring your own personal belongings within the property via home contents insurance. Policies are available that cover any internal decorations you have made and items you store in sheds, etc.
Coastal will not reimburse you for any personal items damaged or lost as a result of an accident or unforeseen incident. It is a good idea to check that lock changes are covered under your home insurance.
On some occasions, jobs may have to be done via an insurance company and these may take a little longer to arrange and complete.
In some circumstances your personal items may have to be moved in order to complete a repair.
If these belong to, or have been fitted by you then they are your responsibility to remove. In certain cases Coastal staff or our contractors will need to move or take these items up but will not be held responsible for any damage caused in doing so.
If there is a gas fire or central heating boiler in your home, Coastal has a legal duty to carry out a service of it every 12 months. We’ll then provide you with certification and peace of mind!
It’s really important we can get access to your home to complete the service. We’ll book the appointment with you and be as flexible as we can with times and dates to try and keep any inconvenience to a minimum.
In the event of a fire in your home you should leave your home by the safest route possible.
We suggest you plan for such an incident and have a Plan A along with a back up Plan B should one of the exits be blocked. You should also make sure other members of the household know what to do in the event of a fire.
Some general advice is to;
You should report any suspected gas leaks to the National Gas Emergency line on freephone 0800 111 999.
If you think you smell gas:
Call the National Gas Emergency from a phone outside your home on freephone 0800 111 999.
Electricity can cut out due to a number of problems including:
You can switch the power back on at your electricity consumer unit. This is usually next to the meter, and will either contain trip switches or fuses. Depending on which you have, you will need to either reset a trip switch or change a fuse to restore your electricity
Resetting a Trip Switch
Modern electric circuits are fitted with a circuit-breaker fuse system, so if a fault occurs, it causes a trip switch to be activated and the circuit to be broken.
To switch your electricity back on again:
If after following this process the electrics do not reset, report the repair to us at Coastal.
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