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The relationship killer - poor ventilation in your tenants homes

The relationship killer - poor ventilation in your tenants homes

17/12/2014

Ask any landlord or letting agent what their major causes of tenant complaints are during the winter time and one answer will always dominate – mould.

It is no surprise that mould growth is listed as a Category 1 hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating system (HHSRS). In 2009, the World Health Organisation (WHO) produced a report on indoor air quality. The report highlighted that poor indoor air quality poses a risk to human health. This is particularly increased where tenants spend a large proportion of their time within their home, such as the elderly or disabled.

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Top tips for improving the indoor air quality in your home

Top tips for improving the indoor air quality in your home

05/11/2014

Earlier this month, we caught up with Rebecca McLean, EnviroVent's Marketing Director who is leading the way when it comes to making people aware of the importance of indoor air quality and shared her top tips for improving the air quality in your home.

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Banish condensation and mould complaints this winter

Banish condensation and mould complaints this winter

24/10/2014

Many tenants tend to ignore the early signs of condensation and never mention it to their landlord until the problem has exacerbated, causing mould to spread across your walls, windows and ceilings. Despite the problem lingering for months beforehand the tenant then expects you to solve the problem in a timely manner and completely redecorate the damage that has been done.

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14 ways to help reduce condensation in your property

14 ways to help reduce condensation in your property

10/10/2014

As the clocks change and the evenings get darker, we are reminded that the winter weather is just around the corner. During the winter months, we start to feel the cold more and this brings our attention to the damp and condensation that has been lurking in our properties.

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The importance of investing in good ventilation

The importance of investing in good ventilation

08/10/2014

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), new mortgage lending in August was up 13% on the same period last year, making it the highest August level for six years. £18.6bn of new money from banks and other lenders went into the housing market last month, taking the gross mortgage lending in the year to £203bn.

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Why we need to build more affordable housing

Why we need to build more affordable housing

26/08/2014

According to recent research published by Shelter, over 80% of homes on the market are unaffordable for first-time buyers. Add to this a BBC report, highlighting 62 areas across the country which are less affordable than London (yes, less affordable than London), the way forward is clear - we need to build more affordable housing!

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EnviroVent new distribution centre opens for business

EnviroVent new distribution centre opens for business

12/08/2014

Over the last couple of years, EnviroVent has gone from strength to strength, our R&D team have developed numerous new innovations; and, as a result, we’ve grown at a rapid pace! So, to make sure that we keep on offering our customers a great service, we have acquired a new warehouse and despatch facility.

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Is there a connection between air pollution and hayfever

Is there a connection between air pollution and hayfever

23/07/2014

The number of people in the UK suffering from hay fever is expected to double over the next 2 decades according to experts at the National Pollen Research Unit. This is due to an increase in the level of traffic pollution in our towns and cities. There are currently around 15 million hay fever sufferers across the UK. Hay fever is an allergy to pollen which is produced by plants, trees and flowers, and the most common pollen allergy is to grass.

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Tough choices for social housing providers

Tough choices for social housing providers

22/07/2014

In April 2013, the Government introduced the controversial ‘under occupancy rule’ to housing benefit as part of its welfare reforms. Claimants with one extra bedroom could lose 14% of their housing benefit whilst those with two extra bedrooms face losing 25% of their housing benefit. Many people have found themselves in a position where they can’t afford to pay the shortfall, increasing the risk of rent arrears and eviction. It’s a vicious circle that could end up costing housing providers a stack of cash, which in turn will effect their cash flow.

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Fed up with that noisy extractor fan?

Fed up with that noisy extractor fan?

10/07/2014

Noisy ‘annoying’ fans in commercial premises usually get switched off, which means there is no ventilation for the building at all, creating poor indoor air quality. So much so, that this can even go some way to reducing the productivity of a workforce or discouraging your customers from visiting your premises.

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Book a BPEC Domestic Ventilation Training Course

Book a BPEC Domestic Ventilation Training Course

25/06/2014

There’s always a bit of excitement in the air when the New Year arrives, it’s a time for change, new challenges and a chance take stock of things. Many of us will have made new resolutions to improve our health or our home life; others will be looking at ways to improve their career prospects and increase their own income through new employment, education or training.

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EnviroVent attending Cardiff Landlord & Letting Show in July 2014

EnviroVent attending Cardiff Landlord & Letting Show in July 2014

09/06/2014

EnviroVent will be exhibiting at the Landlord & Letting Show taking place at Cardiff City Hall, on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd July 2014. 

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5 exhibitors to visit at Manchester's Ideal Home Show 2014.

5 exhibitors to visit at Manchester's Ideal Home Show 2014.

03/06/2014

On Friday 6th June, EnviroVent will be attending the Ideal Home Show in Manchester. We always enjoy attending home improvement events as it gives us an opportunity to show off our range of ventilation units and see what other great companies are exhibiting.  

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How air pollution affects your indoor air quality

How air pollution affects your indoor air quality

14/05/2014

Air pollution has received a lot of media coverage recently, it all started with the dust from the Sahara which was blown across parts of England and Wales in April. A cocktail of toxic gases and the Sahara’s fine dust particles created air pollution’s answer to the ‘perfect storm’ which affected many places in England and Wales.

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Save money with our extract fan scrappage scheme

Save money with our extract fan scrappage scheme

13/05/2014

Summer is always a great time to make home improvements to your property. If you are thinking of refurbishing your bathroom, kitchen or just refreshing the paint, then our extract fan scrappage scheme could be what you are looking for to ensure that your new room remains free from condensation, damp and mould.

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7 reasons to get a Cyclone 7 extract fan for your home

7 reasons to get a Cyclone 7 extract fan for your home

07/05/2014

The Cyclone 7 is a major advancement in extract fan technology, designed to deliver high performance in controlling humidity levels in kitchens, bathroom, toilet and utility rooms using the lowest energy consumption.

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How to get rid of black mould permanently

How to get rid of black mould permanently

07/05/2014

Summer is on its way. It’s time to put away the winter woollies and celebrates the days getting longer and sunlight pouring into our homes. Well, that’s the theory but then when it comes to the Great British Summer, the weather may have other ideas.

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The New Cyclone 7 Extract Fan

The New Cyclone 7 Extract Fan

16/04/2014

Extractor fans play a vital part in keeping our homes ventilated and there is a huge variety on the market, however, it pays to choose wisely. If you live in a busy household where mornings are manic, having a fan that keeps humidity levels in check without any human intervention could be just the ticket.

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Have you found mould in your student accommodation?

Have you found mould in your student accommodation?

18/03/2014

Student accommodation used to have a reputation for being a little bit shabby and unloved. There used to be no raised eyebrows at the sight of mismatched furniture and no great expectations about the decor either.

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Ways to reduce condensation and mould problems

Ways to reduce condensation and mould problems

03/02/2014

It can be frustrating if the property you own or rent has problems with condensation and mould. Especially so, if you have just spent a small fortune redecorating and the building has extract fans in both the kitchen and bathroom which have worked perfectly fine for years but now do little more than cost you electric.

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It’s time to clean up after the Christmas party!

It’s time to clean up after the Christmas party!

09/01/2014

After all the sparkle and tinsel has been taken down and the magic of Christmas has been put away for another year, it’s time to clean up after the party. Whether this involves sprucing up the home or a few lifestyle changes such as deciding to detox or spending more time with loved ones.

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