Earth Day at Home: 7 Things You Can Do With the Family

Earth Day is becoming more and more popular every year, celebrated through activities at school, work or at a local level. But with strict COVID-19 restrictions still likely to be in place on the 22 April this year, you might be wondering how to raise awareness, without breaking the rule of six, travelling too far…

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What to Do When You Lose Your Key?

Lost keys? With the last year spent mostly in lockdown we bet you haven’t had many chances to get yourself out of the house, much else lose your car or home keys. Still, as restrictions are slowly being lifted, you might be getting excited about going out, exploring place and maybe even having a few…

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How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

The sun is shining more and more, and maybe you’ve turned the heating down just a bit. It’s raining, it’s sunny, it’s windy and in some parts it might still be snowing. Spring is truly here.  Whilst you’re getting excited for the spring, and there is still some time whilst we’re in lockdown, while not…

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Common Smart Meter Problems and How to Fix Them

Smart meters are all the rage currently – it seems like everyone that can get on the queue is getting one. And for a good reason –  when the smart meter is installed and set up correctly you can monitor your gas and electricity usage and make conscious decisions on how to use it economically.…

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Popular Boiler Fault Codes and What They Mean

The Boiler is the king of your home, whether you realise it or not. When it comes to appliances, it’s the boiler that is the most sophisticated and complicated machine, working hard for years on end to ensure your household remains warm and healthy.  Whether you’re only using a boiler for your heating, or it…

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How to Keep Your Property Secure When Unoccupied

The winter season, with its short days and long nights is an ideal season for burglaries. True, we might not be leaving on a holiday this winter, but lockdown has also meant many second-home properties have had to go longer without supervision. If you have an unoccupied rental or holiday home property you’ve not had the…

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How to Keep Your Drains from Clogging

Staying at home has been the norm this year. As our life has been exclusively concentrated between the walls of the house, our habits have changed as well.  From more exercising at home and queues for the shower to more home cooking – we have been using our space to the maximum. But did you…

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How to Prepare Your House For a Snowy Day

There’s nothing more magical than waking up to the bright light of a snowy day! It certainly reminds us of childhood and simpler times full of joy! But as an adult, running a household, snow can mean tonnes of problems, from frozen condensate pipes to the central heating not working.  If you’re wondering how to…

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What To Do When the Boiler’s Not Working

There is nothing like waking up on a chilly Saturday morning, the winter sun is peeking through the windows and the alarm is off. You get out of bed, and then you realise – it’s cold!  You crank up the thermostat, run to the shower, and … there is no hot water. And then it…

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What is the most economical way to use central heating?

With the temperatures dropping down rapidly, and our snuggly coats finally out of the dark closet, it’s time to admit it – the winter is almost here. You might have turned the central heating on already, or trying to brave it until the latest possible moment but one thing is certain, we all dread seeing…

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