The underground drainage in your home has a very important job to do, but it is out of sight out of mind until there is a problem which can hugely disrupt your day-to-day life.
Water may be essential to life, but it can spell destruction for your home. Water damage can cause all sorts of headaches for homeowners, but a lot of the long term issues can be prevented if the damage is treated quickly.
Mould and mildew can be the bane of a homeowner’s life, especially if it develops before you can stop it. In fact, many homeowners see it as such a chore that they leave it alone, festering in the garage, behind the washing machine or on the bathroom ceiling.
You may have heard of the phrase ‘pre-emptive care’, usually in terms of car maintenance. It’s the process of doing little repairs and general maintenance work at regular intervals, rather than leaving everything until it falls apart.
In case you haven’t read it (don’t worry, most people haven’t), the Health and Safety Executive guidance topics state the following requirement: “Any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.”
Roofs have often been compared to tyres. We only think about them when there’s a problem, and we only replace them when we absolutely have to. But the problem with treating our roofs (and tyres) this way is that we end up spending more time and money on them in the long run.
If you live in the South East, you could be in for a nasty shock. Without exception, the South East has one of the highest rates of subsidence in the UK. That means that all across the South, our homes and business premises could be slowly sinking into the ground.
Buying a house can be exciting and stressful in equal measure. On the one hand, it’s fantastic to be on the way to creating a new home, but on the other hand the whole process is fraught with paperwork, logistics and risk. Trying to manage this whole process and ensure everything goes well can be incredibly daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before.