Winter proofing an older house


As the cold weather approaches, it's a good idea to do some home maintenance, particularly if you have an older house. Preventative maintenance can stop rain and cold air coming in the house, leading to lower repair bills and lower heating costs this winter. Here are some jobs you should consider doing.  Check the sealant around the windows The sealant that helps keep the glass firmly in place in the window frame in wooden framed windows can become stiff and crack off over time.

31 May 2016

Repair or replacement | 3 warning signs that your timber sash windows need attention


With sash windows, knowing the right time to replace them is not that easy. Wear and damage normally develop unseen, so you really need to pay attention to these windows. Once you spot damage, you need to know whether it can be fixed or not, and this is one of the most difficult decisions homeowners face. Damaged windows mean that your home is not properly insulated, and in the end, it may cost you a great deal.

17 May 2016

How to maintain your leather upholstery


Leather is a luxurious material that can be used for many different things. One of the most common uses for leather in people's homes is as upholstery. The issue with leather upholstery is that it's problematic to maintain, as it's a sensitive material that needs to be treated exactly right in order to stay in good shape without miscolouring or breaking. In order to maintain your leather upholstery properly and increase its lifespan, there are a few things you should think about.

31 March 2016

Understanding The 3 Stages of Floor Sanding


Floor sanding is the process of removing the wooden floor's top layer by scraping it with abrasive materials, i.e. sand paper. In case you need your floor to be re-done to restore the shiny and smooth appearance, then you have to hire a professional floor expert who uses the latest dust-free scraping machines that are can of restoring your existing wooden floor surface back to its unspoiled look. The floor sanding process involves three processes, namely preparation, sanding and coating.

10 March 2016

Things A Heating Service Company Can Offer You


A heating service company can diagnose and repair issues that crop up with your central heating, space heater, furnace or water heater. But if you've never contracted with one of these companies, you may not know the most common services that they provide, so to help you out, here are some of the things they can handle on your behalf. Water Heater Services -- Your water heater regulates the flow of hot water in your bathroom and kitchen, and it also generates the heat for your washing machine and dishwasher.

20 August 2015

Some Do's & Don'ts for Maintaining a Freezer


Some people shorten the working life of their freezer without even realising it. Although this is never intentional, it happens regularly, simply because they don't have the knowledge available to maintain their freezer. This article examines some important things to do, and not to do, to promote a long and useful working life for a freezer. Do Improve efficiency: Do clean the coils on a regular basis, around every four or five months is good, to maintain the efficiency of the freezer.

21 April 2015