property maintenance

5 Steps To Dealing With a Leak in Your Home

5 Steps To Dealing With a Leak in Your Home

Are you good at dealing with a leak in your home, as they should never be ignored. They can often cause major damage to your home – and in the case of plumbing leaks could also affect your water bill. But just how should you tackle the leak? Below are 5 steps to dealing with a leak.  Identify the source The source of the leak may be obvious – it could be a dripping tap or rainwater coming through a crack in a window frame. However, there are cases where a leak may not be so obvious. Random damp patches…

Understanding How to Treat a Water Leak.

Understanding How to Treat a Water Leak.

Understanding How to Treat a Water Leak: 3 Components You Need to Understand. If you have noticed your water bill increasing recently, this could be a sign you are experiencing some form of water leak. A water leak can be something as simple as a leaking tap or it can be something that you can’t see which slowly builds up over time. You might have woken up to a flooded kitchen because your washing machine and dishwasher leaked or a burst pipe causes water to pour through the ceiling. This is why it is important to get into the right…

Home Improvement Hacks You Need To Know Now

Home Improvement Hacks You Need To Know Now

In a world of DIY, home improvement hacks help to keep your home clean, modern and in-line with property values. They also help with the family budget when you can make improvements yourself. So what should you be doing? There are plenty of people who will come up with great home improvement hacks and you may be one of them. However, if you’re too busy to come up with your own home improvement hacks we’ve put a few together for you. Your property is a great investment for your family’s future. So preserving it’s value and making improvements is an…

Tips To Help Get Your Rental Deposit Back

Tips To Help Get Your Rental Deposit Back

When it comes to renting a property, a rental deposit is required before you move in. This is insurance for the landlord in case of damages or unpaid rent. So how can you ensure you get it back? Depending on the landlord it can be a relatively simple process to get your rental deposit back. They do a check and if all is good they will give it back. However, there can be some landlords that are a bit more thorough. They criticise every little thing no matter how small. These are the landlords you need to give no excuse…

5 Essentials You Should Check on Before Purchasing a Home

5 Essentials You Should Check on Before Purchasing a Home

There are 5 essentials you really need to check before purchasing a home. In some ways, these essentials are obvious. However, may of us ignore them in the rush and excitement of purchasing a home. Are you guilty? Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your life. The process can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time purchasing a home. There are so many questions to answer and things to consider before making that final purchase decision.  So Many Questions When Purchasing A Home What area should you buy in? How…

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,…

Inherited Property? Here’s What You Can Do With It

Inherited Property? Here’s What You Can Do With It

 When you’ve inherited property, it could be bittersweet. On the one hand you’ve gained something valuable. On the other hand, you’ve lost someone you loved who cared about you very much. So what can you do with the property? It’s quite common these days for people to inherit property after their parents or a loved one passes away. It can be difficult to know how to handle this new development when this happens to you. Inherited property isn’t always a no-brainer. Should you keep the property or sell it on? That’s what we’re going to explore today. If you’ve inherited…

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Congratulations! You’re making your home renovation ready because you have BIG plans to refresh and revitalise your home. That’s exciting. However, you need to address six important areas first. You need to decide whether your home will be sold on or you will be expanding for the sake of your family. Either way, you need to get your home renovation ready with these top tips!  Planning a renovation is a big deal so get your home renovation ready to ensure it’s a smooth and painless process. Let’s take a look! Get The Experts In. Before you can do any renovations…

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…

A Guide To Staying Calm In A Household Emergency

A Guide To Staying Calm In A Household Emergency

Staying calm in a household emergency is a skill that few possess. However, if you are an adult in a family with children, staying calm is going to be an important part of the recovery process. Emergencies can include all kinds of scenarios, from fires to floods. Below, we’ll give you the tools you need in order to stay calm in a household emergency.  Come Up With A Plan For Any Household Emergency Now  Make an effort to come up with a plan for various household emergencies now, before you need it. In an emergency, you may feel like you…

How Modern Concrete Can Transform Your Home And Garden

How Modern Concrete Can Transform Your Home And Garden

When it comes to designing or upgrading your home, choosing even modern concrete can often be cast aside. Don’t think concrete is plain, too industrial and not creative. It’s fabulous! Modern concrete can be an excellent option for a versatile and reliable material that needs minimum (or no) maintenance. There are multiple ways to add modern concrete to transform your home.  Modern Concrete Patio Is your outdoor space looking lifeless or uncontrollably messy with weeds and overgrown grass? Adding a concrete patio (especially when renovating your home) will give it a new lease of life. With modern concrete being a…

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…

Asbestos Signs In Your Home (and how to tackle it)

Asbestos Signs In Your Home (and how to tackle it)

Asbestos signs can be recognized if you know what to look for. Here, I have chosen three common asbestos signs in your home and how you can tackle removing it safely. Your home is your castle. And like any castle, it needs to be fortified against invaders. From unwelcome visitors at the door to insects, rodents, bacteria moulds and fungi. There are all kinds of potential hazards to your well-being from which your home keeps you safe. However, while you may invest in sensible security precautions like a video doorbell, and get your air con system serviced regularly to eliminate…