Twelve Repairs of Christmas

We all love a good countdown… especially at Christmas.
So as we mark off the last few days on the advent calendar, we thought we’d treat you to a special countdown of our own.
We will share with you some top tips around the ’12 Repairs of Christmas’ … to keep your days merry and bright this festive season.

Did you know …
Many of the repairs we carry out in customers homes are avoidable with some simple home maintenance.  We think it’s better for everyone when we work together to fix small issues before they turn into big problems.  A few minutes sorting out a dripping tap could prevent days, even weeks, of misery if left to cause a flood.

Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate!
Did you know that four people living in a three-bedroom property create 112 pints of moisture a week, just from breathing, cooking, showering and boiling the kettle?!

As the temperature outside drops and we baton down the hatches against the cold, moisture levels in our home can rise causing condensation and damp.

This can cause all kinds of issues from peeling wallpaper to damp walls and windows.  Left untreated it could turn more serious, possibly leading to mould growth which is damaging to your health.

Keeping your home warm and ventilated are the keys to cutting down the moisture.

When cooking or showering, open a window just a crack or use an extractor fan to get rid of moisture.  And keep the door closed to prevent moisture travelling into other rooms.

Wipe down surfaces to remove excess moisture which could quickly turn into mould.

Make sure there is space inside and around your furniture (e.g. don’t have your wardrobe right up against the wall and don’t overfill cupboards) so that air can circulate freely.

If you use a tumble dryer, make sure it is vented properly.

Make sure your home is adequately insulated and heated to a minimum temperature.

House plants can create moisture in the air.  If you’re having problems, consider moving plants outside.

So having wrapped up some repair advice, now all that’s left to say is we wish you a very Merry Christmas.