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Ensure You Don’t Fall Foul to Flooding

Life cannot exist without water but water can also cause severe, large scale damage when it makes its way into area which ought to remain dry. Too many home owners find themselves in a situation where they need to invest substantial sums of money financing restoration work called for due to some type of flooding. In this blog post you’ll find insight and advice which we’ve gathered in order to help you avoid falling foul to flooding.   Measures For Preventing Flooding Due To Stormy Weather We live in an age where global warming brings on extreme weather conditions. Severe storms are a common occurrence and people living in areas which had not experienced floods before are suddenly called upon to be prepared for flooding due to heavy rains. If you have any reason to believe...

5 Signs Your Home May Be Infested with Termites

Termites are quiet invaders who can destroy the wood throughout your home. But the most troubling problem with their infestation is that they may be eating away your dwelling without you even knowing about it until it’s too late. The following are signs that termites are taking residence in your home.   Reproductive Swarms When you purchase a home, your focus may be on the landscape and indoor care of your dwelling. But did you know that the National Pest Management Association figures that termites are the cause for billions and billions worth of home damage each year. Although you may not notice the actual swarms of termites taking up residence, the insects may emerge on a warm early summer day from the ground. What they hope to do is pair with a partner, reproduce and make their ow...

Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaning at its best

Both bathrooms and kitchens tend to get rather dirty with daily use. Kitchens especially suffer from grease and dirt that collects on tiled splash backs. As bathrooms are being used for showers or hot baths they also become dirty with dampness as well as sometimes even mould and mildew. There’s a huge comprehensive range of services to get tiled areas in the home and workplace back to looking as good as new. Tiled and grouted floors can be cleaned to give them a new lease of life.  There’s also the option to have tiled walls deep cleaned and restored by tile and grout cleaning operatives. To find out more about the services available, arrange for a home or workplace visit. Ask for a quotation from cleaning experts to see how affordable it is to have bathrooms and kitchens cleaned. Dedicate...

Maintaining Your Home Appliances for a Longer Service Life

It seems like no home appliance lasts more than a few years without breaking down or needing serious repairs. While appliances won’t last your whole lifetime, maintaining your home appliances for a longer service life is entirely possible if you follow these home tips.   Read the Instructions Always read the instructions. The manufacturer’s instructions advise you on exactly how to maintain a long service life for the product. Reading the book and following the manufacturer’s recommendations can extend the life of your appliance and save you a lot of money.   Use Them Regularly Just like how a printer’s ink will dry up if you don’t use it for a few months, neglecting to use your appliances can lead to problems. For example, parts could crack or dry out and stop working the next t...

Spring DIY For Around The Home

With winter long behind us now and the spring clean (theoretically) out of the way, you may be looking towards what other odd-jobs that need doing around the home. If you’ve got a list of DIY activities niggling away at you, the team at Bearing Boys have pooled their knowledge to produce this article looking at some quick and simple DIY you can do around the home. Clear Your Blocked Drains As spring has sprung, you’ll want to check your drains to see whether the foliage and other blockages from winter need clearing. If you avoid checking your drains it could result in your home suffering from water damage from overflowing drains and that means hiring a costly plumber to sort it all out. To clear your drains, all you need to do is purchase a plunger rod, lift the covers and use the rod to c...

Do you live in a flood risk area?

Even if your home or business was left untouched by the most recent round of flooding to hit the country, you could still be at risk at some point in the future. Floods can be caused by rivers or reservoirs bursting their banks, by sea surges, or by excessive ground and surface water. The Environment Agency categories areas as very low, low, medium and high risk. Very low risk areas have less than a 1 in 1,000 chance of flooding each year. In areas defined as low risk, the chance of flooding rises to a maximum of 1 in 100, or one per cent, each year. The chance of a flood rises to as high as 1 in 30 in medium risk areas, while in high risk areas the chance of a flood is greater than 1 in 30. The calculations take into account any flood defences that may have been installed, as these reduce...

Five Great Uses for Your Spare Room

Five Great Uses for Your Spare Room Image Source: https://pixabay.com/en/wall-panel-room-bedroom-apartment-416041/ A spare room is a fabulous bonus and can be used for any number of things, but this is precisely where the problems begin: what exactly should you do with it and how exactly do you turn it into something other than a glorified storage cupboard? The following ideas could be just the inspiration you need to transform your spare room into something fantastic, so read on and get planning!   1.Music Room If your little darlings have just embarked on a musical journey of violin, piano, guitar or trumpet (how brave of you!) lessons, turning the spare room into a music room will have numerous benefits for the whole family. Besides preventing the main living areas from being invad...

Home Improvement Etiquette

When it comes to home improvements, most people aren’t quite sure about the industry standards in regards to the common etiquette used for tipping, offering food or beverages, used of the bathroom and other commonalities with the workers. After surveying over 400 people on the tops, TheBathOutlet.com put the following infographic guide together to try and make these decisions a little easier for the homeowner the next time they hire of of the follow: a general contractor, painter, electrician, plumber or interior decorator. TheBathOutlet

How to deal with your energy suppliers when moving home

Moving home, whether you are buying and selling your home or moving to a new rented property, there is a lot to think about. With all the hassle of moving to a new house or flat one thing which often get’s overlooked is dealing with the energy suppliers at your old and new properties. Below I’ll take you through some of the steps for how to close off with your previous energy supplier and make sure you have a smooth transition with your new energy supplier(s).

Taking Care Of Your Oven

It’s really incredible how much we have come to rely on all of our household appliances and gadgets. It’s only when they stop working that we realize this dependence and suddenly have a new found appreciation for our things.

The Stats Say You Need A Cleaner

How clean is your home? Most would probably answer this as “fairly clean” even if it was a mess. But be honest for a minute. How clean is your house really?

Top tips on how to improve your property value with minimal cost

These are some simple tips to consider when doing small projects or renovations, without having to overspend in order to increase property value.

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