Home Maintenance

How To Design Your Home With Smart Security That’s Stylish Too

How To Design Your Home With Smart Security That’s Stylish Too

Smart security has gotten increasingly smart as burglars and scammers have got smarter too. Secure your home with smart security that’s stylish too. Here’s how. Statistics indicate that Australia places 7th in worldwide burglary rankings. In another breath, the Global Interior Design Services Industry is predicted to hit $35.3 billion by the end of 2027. And fortunately, surveys indicate that Australia will be leading the pack in the Asia-Pacific region. This means there is room to merge interior design and smart security. Often, homeowners are torn between maintaining the home’s aesthetics and installing modern security equipment for their property. Fortunately,…

Residential Plumbing… And How To Look After It

Residential Plumbing… And How To Look After It

Residential plumbing and water supply issues can be a great concern for home owners. Whether you are linked to the mains or have a septic tank, residential plumbing issues must be taken seriously. Water damage is one of the hardest problems to rectify in a property. Therefore, ensuring your residential plumbing systems are maintained is important. There are certain things you can do to maintain your plumbing works. Luckily, some of them are very simple tasks that you can do on a day-to-day basis. Who is Your Local Residential Plumbing Contractor? Upon moving into your property, identify local maintenance businesses,…

Repairing A Home Exterior: Signs Yours Desperately Needs An Upgrade

Repairing A Home Exterior: Signs Yours Desperately Needs An Upgrade

Repairing a home exterior is vital not only when you are selling but also for yuor own peace of mind. Your home is your sanctuary, so the exterior is just as important as the interior. If you’re looking to upgrade your home, there are a couple of common places on which to focus. One of the potentially neglected areas of your home isn’t obvious from the inside. However, repairing a home exterior is just as important for your well-being. The exterior of your home is the first thing you see when you come home. It’s also what you see when…

Common Household Issues (and their solutions)

Common Household Issues (and their solutions)

There are many common household issues that you might encounter as a homeowner or renter. How you respond to problems around the house my depend on your ability to fix them. Common household issues can often be an alarming experience that seems pretty tricky to handle. Rather than scrambling around for an out-of-hours emergency repair man, there may be a simple solution which can be performed using a little DIY flare. Do you want to find out more about two most common household issues and get them sorted? Then read on to uncover the most useful information that can help…

A Stitch In Time: Home Repairs That Require Immediate Attention

A Stitch In Time: Home Repairs That Require Immediate Attention

Every homeowner knows that faults will surface from time to time. Given the array of other responsibilities in your life, falling into the trap of putting off home repairs until another day is very easily done. In truth, there are many situations where putting off home repair jobs won’t lead to major damage. Sadly, there are others where delaying the necessary work can put your property (and family) at significant risk. A stitch in time is an old adage that really does relate to owning a home… especially where maintenance is concerned. If any of the following scenarios occur, a…

In Case of Home Emergencies: Disaster Preparedness Tips

In Case of Home Emergencies: Disaster Preparedness Tips

Home emergencies and disasters are inevitable. Whether it is something extreme like a house fire or flooding, to having a broken window, it pays to be prepared and know what you will do and when. Of course, even though home emergencies are inevitable, there is no point stressing over what could happen. Make plans to be ready. Then, if disaster does strike, you will know exactly what to do. With that in mind, here are some aspects to think about. Typical Home Emergencies for Which To Be Prepared Break Ins Sadly, many homes can get broken into. But there are…

5 Home Safety Tips You Should Never Forget

5 Home Safety Tips You Should Never Forget

Home safety tips should never be forgotten because your home should always feel like a safe place. A few simple tips around food, housekeeping and electrical will help you create a safer environment for your family. When you think of staying safe at home, the first thing that comes to mind might be having a solid security system in place, or even using Intercom Systems to have some peace of mind.  While security is incredibly important for home safety, you should also make sure other aspects of your house are consistently safe for you and your family, too. It’s far…

Do DIY Repairs Make Sense in Today’s World?

Do DIY Repairs Make Sense in Today’s World?

DIY repairs aren’t simply about your home maintenance. DIY repairs can cover many topics and can appear to be very simple. But are they? With all the DIY information around, do DIY repairs make sense in today’s world? These days, the internet is filled with DIY blogs, videos and even influencers that all suggest that you pick up some tools and get renovating. Some of them even suggest that you do your own home repairs. Everything from fixing roof tiles to repairing electronics equipment can be taught over the internet, and much of it is essentially free. However, we have…

How Do I Fix Plumbing Problems?

How Do I Fix Plumbing Problems?

Home lovers everywhere ask “How do I fix plumbing problems” because it’s a maintenance issue that can be costly and time-consuming. And plumbing problems always come at the worst time. Nobody wants to return home only to find pipes leaking or water all over the floor. It’s a disaster and can lead to all kinds of trouble because plumbing problems cause mold and problems with the foundations.  Fortunately, there are a whole host of plumbing problems that you can sort out at home yourself, as the following infographic makes clear.  Plumbing Problems Infographic If you live in a house –…

Tips To Help Maintain Your Gutters

Tips To Help Maintain Your Gutters

What an evil chore… maintain your gutters to leave them free of harmful debris and potential overflows from clogged leaves. Because a gutter could be your best friend when it comes to avoiding expensive water damage and rotting dangers. Maintaining your gutters is a part of your home’s upkeep. Even though it can be a bit of a hassle, it’s something that must be done. Here are some tips that can help to maintain your gutters so that hopefully, you’re not having to do them so often. Replace Any That Are Old Firstly, it’s good to check your gutters to…

How To Find A Good Plumber

How To Find A Good Plumber

Finding a good plumber is one of those things for which you often can’t plan ahead. Unless you’re renovating and know you’ll need a plumber, when a pipe burst or is blocked you’ll need a good plumber right away. So how do you find one? There are some home repairs that you should never attempt to do yourself, or risk being left making the problem much worse. Plumbing repairs are a good example of this. Messing with pipes when you don’t know what you’re doing can just lead to more damage and more expensive repairs. It’s much better to call…

Home Repairs You Should NEVER Do Yourself

Home Repairs You Should NEVER Do Yourself

Home repairs really should be left to the professionals, right? I don’t mean changing a light globe. I mean home repairs that can be deceivingly complicated. With the rise of DIY, many people believe that there are a whole bunch of home repairs that they can do themselves. What’s more, if you read a lot of do-it-yourself magazines, you come away with the impression that you really should be taking personal responsibility for household maintenance – not handing it over to someone else. With that said, there are a bunch of household tasks you REALLY should leave to the professionals….

A Quick Guide To Home Solar Panel Maintenance

A Quick Guide To Home Solar Panel Maintenance

Have you ever thought about solar panel maintenance after you’ve had your panels installed? Maybe you think they look after themselves. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Solar panels have become a very popular way for homeowners to embrace renewable energy and save money on their electricity bills. However, they are not entirely maintenance-free alternatives. So with this in mind, there are two key solar panel maintenance tips you need to know. Solar panel maintenance starts with keeping them clean Residential solar panels can quickly become dirty with airborne particles, bird droppings, algae and…

6 Causes of Unexpected Water Bill Hikes

6 Causes of Unexpected Water Bill Hikes

A sudden increase in the cost of your water bill should always be treated as concerning. It could be an indication of a serious plumbing issue that could cost you a lot of money if left untreated. Below are the three most common causes for a sudden rise in the price of your water bill.  Common Causes for Sudden Water Bill Hikes A slow water leak in one of your appliances Slow leaks often go unnoticed but can rack up significantly over time costing hundreds over the course of a year. Some of the most common slow water leak culprits…

5 Ways To Love Your Home Exterior

5 Ways To Love Your Home Exterior

Your home exterior is on view for everyone to see. Not only does it reflect your style it also serves to protect your home. So showing it some love will reap hidden benefits. If you’re worried about looking after the your home exterior and don’t know where to start then don’t worry. You have definitely come to the right place. Your home offers a variety of things to consider when it comes to showing some love. So are you taking as much care of the exterior as you are with the interior? From cleaning your windows to protecting your roofing,…