Is your home winter ready?

 
Make sure that your home is winter ready. It’s all so easy to assume that because everything is working at the moment, that there won’t be an issue.
Prepare

Tidy up the garden – Trampolines, toys and garden furniture can become dangerous, especially in windy weather. Not only to your house but also your neighbours. It’s also worth taking the time to prune any trees or bushes. This will reduce the build-up of leaves on your property.
Clearing your gutters – Autumn leaves look lovely, but the falling […]

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Treating Mildew

Treating mildew can be a bit of a pain, If you notice that you have mildew on the walls in your home, then you should act quickly as left untreated, you may well have a health issue on your hands.
It is quite common to see mildew on interior walls. It is a fungus which is a greeny/brown colour, and will generally be in the corner of a wall near the ceiling in a small bathroom and can even grow in a room that gets a […]

Radiator – Basic maintenance

A huge 84% of UK households have gas central heating, making radiator maintenance an essential job for most of us. But while it’s simple enough to carry out, it’s a task we often overlook.
Knowing how to bleed a radiator can make your heating more energy efficient, keep your boiler in peak condition and it will save you money on gas heating costs. And a bit of basic know-how can prevent all kinds of problems; from inefficient heating to rust, leaks and dreaded boiler damage.
In this […]

condensation and how to stop it

What causes condensation and how to stop it
Condensation is one of the most common seasonal issues facing British homeowners, with one in five British homes experiencing condensation related problems during the winter months. What’s more, it’s estimated that around 70% of damp problems can be attributed to condensation.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a listed building or a newly built apartment – condensation can have a big impact. It might have small beginnings, but if you don’t deal with condensation right away it can […]

clean your guttering

Why it is important to clean your guttering regularly
 
Even though they’re “out of sight and out of mind” for the majority of the time, your gutters actually play a huge role in the structural integrity of your house, and keeping them clean is a great way to avoid the potentially costly expense of gutter repairs.
Gutters have one job: to guide rainwater off your roof and straight down the drain. Despite their importance, though, it can be all too easy to forget about them until something […]

Get rid of mould – for good

How to get rid of mould… For good!
How to get rid of mould... For good!

Mould and mildew are a nightmare for any homeowner. They’re an eye-sore, a health hazard, and can spread like wildfire.
Whether you’ve spotted a small patch of mildew in the bathroom or a larger chunk on an external wall, getting rid of it should be your first priority. The next step is to find out what’s causing it, so you stop it from happening again.
Mould is often a sign of a […]

Home Security – The season of goodwill not quite the case for all

Home security is of the utmost importance, especially over the festive period – Homeowners across the UK are given warning today that their property could easily be one of the 70,000 houses that are broken into by criminals over the festive season.
Insurance companies well versed in handing out Christmas claim forms for household insurance owners say that without doubt December is the worst month for burglaries everywhere in Britain. New research suggests that the early hours of Christmas Day is a hot spot for break-ins […]

Families missing out as homes remain empty

Families missing out as homes remain empty
Local councils and housing associations in the Black Country are missing out on huge amounts of rent because of void properties. This is despite a waiting list that totals thousands of people.
A void property is one that has recently become empty and is waiting to be re-let. Insurance companies are also missing out as these empty properties mean families will not take out cheap home insurance until they move into the house.
Dudley Council could have had an extra £352,000 […]

A mantel makes a fire light up

As a child I remember the family huddled around the fireplace on a cold night, and if it got really cold, my father would even light the fire. For thousands of years the fireplace has been an important part of the house. Early versions of a fireplace would see it located in the centre of a room, but as time moved on, so did the fireplace, to where we find it today, up against a wall. With central heating now warming homes, the fireplace is […]