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Why your new year's resolution should be improving air quality in your home

Why your new year's resolution should be improving air quality in your home

19/12/2016

A healthy life is a happy life. You may not realise it, but the air you breathe inside your home could be harming you and your family in a number of different ways. Nothing could be more important than the air you breathe, so make it your resolution for 2017 to improve the air quality in your home. Here are some tips to help you out in your planning.

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21 simple ways to improve the air quality in your property

21 simple ways to improve the air quality in your property

05/12/2016

Though it may seem a foregone conclusion that your home may be affected by air pollution from the many household items that are deemed essential to day to day life, there are actually many different things that you can do, and products that you can buy, to circumvent health issues and keep your home safe.

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Don't ignore mould in the home

Don't ignore mould in the home

14/11/2016

Mould is a common household problem. It can be caused by poor ventilation, leaks and moisture in the air, which causes condensation. Every day activities such as bathing, cleaning, cooking and even fish tanks and indoor plants can cause dampness in the air, leading to condensation and eventually mould.

Untreated, mould can cause allergies and respiratory problems, so it is important to ventilate your home well and keep an eye out for potential problems. Mould can be tricky to get rid of once it starts to grow, so it is best to be aware of prevention methods before it multiplies and causes a much larger problem.

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Keep condensation and damp out this winter

Keep condensation and damp out this winter

31/10/2016

As winter approaches and the temperature outside plummets, condensation and damp become increasingly common problems in our homes.

Left unchecked, they can cause unsightly mould patches, and may even rot or damage surfaces or structures, which could prove very costly to repair. Worse still, condensation and damp can contribute to respiratory health problems.

Knowing which type of damp problem you have, and the solutions available to tackle it, can stamp it out for good. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to banish condensation and damp from your home this winter.

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Social Landlords: Protect your housing stock against condensation & mould

Social Landlords: Protect your housing stock against condensation & mould

17/10/2016

If you are a social landlord and want to ensure you are maximising profits and protecting your investment, we can help. As we strive to make our properties more energy efficient by keeping in the heat, we are losing fresh air and ventilation in our homes. Poor ventilation coupled with condensation and moisture can mean mould and damp problems, creating issues that could affect the health of your tenants and the value of your property. In this post, we look at why it is so important for social landlords to continually review the ventilation and energy systems in their properties, in order to maximise their profits, and minimise their problems. 

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Students: There is an easy cure to improve the damp in your student house

Students: There is an easy cure to improve the damp in your student house

10/10/2016

Damp and mould can be harmful to your health and for students living in privately rented accommodation, they can find themselves readily exposed to it. It’s important to check your accommodation for damp and mould and to understand the implications it can have for your health and well-being. It’s also important to understand the steps you can take to prevent and to remedy damp and mould in your student accommodation.

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Back to Uni: Did you know how unhealthy your accommodation could be?

Back to Uni: Did you know how unhealthy your accommodation could be?

03/10/2016

The return to uni is always hugely exciting, with the buzz of seeing friends, hitting the student social scene and getting stuck into another year of your degree. It's easy to get swept up in the adrenaline and forget to keep a close eye on your health. But when it comes to black mould and damp, you really cannot afford to be complacent. 

Some student accommodations are notoriously unhealthy if they aren't properly maintained and cared for, and both damp and black mould can become a problem. Think this is just unsightly or a bit of a pain? Think again, as you could find yourself at risk of serious health complications if action isn't taken. Our guide will tell you more.

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When did you last review your ventilation strategy?

When did you last review your ventilation strategy?

26/09/2016

When it comes to ventilation, many landlords have no strategy at all. This is strange because damp is a widespread problem. It not only affects tenants, who have to put up with the musty odour and unsightly black patches, it affects the landlords who will have to repaint, refurbish, or even re-plaster the walls where it is particularly bad.

Without proper ventilation, you are inviting damp into your property. During the winter, the temperature difference between the interior and exterior causes water to condense. This is why damp is most often found surrounding windows and doors – these areas are where warm, humid air meets a cold surface, causing pools of water to collect.

By creating a strategy, you can overcome the tendency of homes to become muggy and stale smelling during the winter. For the best results, start early, and try thinking long-term. 

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Landlords: install a permanent solution before winter

Landlords: install a permanent solution before winter

19/09/2016

Thinking about the winter months leaves most landlords cold. Many do not think to plan ahead. Others trust that circumstances will resolve themselves. To most, the months of blazing summer heat do not lend themselves to thinking ahead to burst boilers, faulty thermostats, and permafrost pipes.

Yet, by thinking now, landlords can leap the savings curve and increase the returns on their properties by reducing energy costs over winter. Landlords can make their properties more energy-efficient – and therefore economical – by starting in the summer. The services of plumbers, contractors, and even the price of fixtures will be cheaper when there is less demand, i.e. during the summer. Furthermore, by starting now, they have more time to brainstorm and get truly creative about their solutions.

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Landlords: Help your tenants save money this month!

Landlords: Help your tenants save money this month!

12/09/2016

September is not the usual time of year we associate with the landlord’s nightmare that are high energy bills. However, from proper ventilation to fridge care, there are always a few things that can be done around any property to keep it in optimum shape and save money. You might think that these kind of tips might bore your tenant to death at best, or be flat out ignored at worst, but you'd be surprised how much of a motivation money saving is for many people!

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