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[Infographic] Yearly Home Maintenance Checklist

Property MaintenanceYour house is like a baby. It needs you to take care of it and nurture it. And just like a baby, if you miss to change it’s diapers it will alarm you. But here is the key difference. It will be to late and you might be left with a costly damage. When you’re doing your regular home maintenance it is important to never skip a step and always be thorough in what you’re doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know About Gutter Guards

Mesh Gutter GuardDo you often forget about the existence of your gutter system? Have you experienced problems due to not cleaning it often enough? Gutter clogs, overflowing water, insect infestation? If any of those sound familiar, it is time to knowledge yourself more about the topic of gutter guards.

A gutter guard can be anything performing the function of filtering debris, leaves and other semi-large objects from entering your gutters. It is placed above/into your gutters and it shouldn’t be visible from the ground. By definition the guard would only let rainwater pass and hold onto anything else that might clog and damage your gutters. Thus the name – gutter guards. Read the rest of this entry »

The 8 Hidden Damages Clogged Gutters Bring (Part 2)

Hidden Dangers for your homeWe continue with more dangers that lurk behind every dirty gutter. Remember that these articles are not here to scare you into cleaning your gutters every weekend. They tend to educate you about what possible complications you risk if you completely ignore gutter cleaning. Complications such as … Read the rest of this entry »

The 8 Hidden Damages Clogged Gutters Bring (Part 1)

Dangerously Looking Damaged Gutter

Clean your gutters. Regularly! We can’t say this often enough (and we say it in almost every blog post), but neglecting your gutter system and leaving it clogged leads only to dark and unwanted paths. And we don’t talk only about your facade. Unattended gutters can bring up to costly damage to your home. But you’ve most probably heard that one before. That’s why we decided to make a list of the eight most common dangers your home is prone to if you don’t clean your gutters. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Signs You Are A True Londoner

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London is like a little country on it’s own. Sure, it stands for everything British, but it is quite different from the rest of England. The overpopulation, the rich cultural and ethnic diversity and most noticeably – the attitude. Even if you are not born and raised in the city, to become a true Londoner you have to have the attitude. That’s when some things you thought were pretty weird or bizarre become part of your everyday. Things like … Read the rest of this entry »

Rainwater Harvesting Calculator

Water tankWe’ve talked before about rainwater harvesting and how it can save you money from your water bill. But how much exactly? We’ve decided to make a simple tool to help you calculate how much water can you save yearly and how big of a tank you would need. Of course those are not precise calculations, but the numbers will help you gain perspective of how much would you be able to save. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Gutter Cleaning a Vital Element in Your Property Maintenance Routine

Property MaintenanceWhen it comes to a property’s guttering system it gets very little attention until a problem occurs. Water dripping down exterior walls is a sure sign that your gutter cleaning is long overdue. To understand how important clean gutters are let’s first explain the reason your property has them. Gutters carry rainwater away from the building and minimise the likelihood of it seeping into the structure causing damage and leading to mould. Unfortunately this protection can quickly become blocked with general detritus, dirt, grime and leaves. When this happens the guttering is no longer effective and the resulting damage can be very costly to repair. Prevention is easy as all it requires is regular cleaning. Twice a year is adequate and the best time is at the beginning of spring and just before or just after autumn. When you need help with gutter cleaning London and the rest of the UK has plenty of experts you can call on and it won’t cost an arm and a leg. Now that you understand the role they play let’s take a look at some of the damage that can occur if you don’t keep your gutters clean. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Having Trapped Rainwater in Your Gutters is Really, Really Bad

Overflowing guttersWe regularly talk about the importance of a proper gutter maintenance and how we should regularly clean and check our gutters for damages. But today we would like to talk about why it is so necessary to keep your gutters and downspouts clog free and fully functional. Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and Cons of Copper Gutters

Copper GuttersAs a home-owner, you know that there are different types of gutter systems available nowadays. They are made of different materials. This means that you can choose one according to your budget and requirements. As gutters are an integral part of the drainage system in your home, you need to make sure that you choose the right one. Like other features of your home’s exterior, they are prone to wear and tear and therefore selecting the right material is essential. Read the rest of this entry »

Living Off the Grid of Public Water Supply

Drinking WaterOr How to Harvest Water With Our Roof and Save From the Bills

Only two things are certain in this life – death and taxes. And while we can escape neither, there are quite many ways we can lessen the burden of both. Since this is no medical blog, we will be talking about what can you do to lower your household bills and simultaneously be a better earthling. How, you may ask? By turning your roof into a factory for unlimited renewable resources of course. Read the rest of this entry »