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It’s summer time at last and the living is easy. But don’t relax too much... on Mon 22nd August, 2011

There are few things finer than relaxing in your garden with a glass of something cool whilst the sun is shining down. But this is the ideal time to take stock of what’s going on both in your garden and indoors.

Property maintenance and refurbishment company, aspect.co.uk, provides an all-encompassing property maintenance service to customers in both the domestic and commercial sectors. This is a boon for people who have neither the time nor expertise to undertake small jobs for themselves, or find the hassle of sourcing reliable tradespeople too time-consuming and tedious.

Here, aspect.co.uk suggests some things to look out for during the summer months which, if tackled now, mean you and your property will be all secure:

1. As the summer progresses, wasps become more of a nuisance. Keep them away from your food with citronella candles, and keep an eye out for nests – you’re likely to find them in the eaves of your house, or in wooden window frames. If you do find a nest, do not attempt to deal with it yourself but call in the experts.

2. Wooden garden furniture needs looking after year round, but especially so in long dry spells which will make varnish peel and bleach the wood. Treat your furniture with teak or linseed oil on a regular basis and it will look good all year long.

3. Decking, whilst durable and good-looking, also needs its beauty treatment. Scrub it down with a specialist cleaning product and rinse well. Then, just as with furniture, apply a light coat of suitable oil. This will help your decking resist wear and tear and looking like new.

4. Weeds proliferate in summer months. Keep paths and gravelled areas clear with a fortnightly dose of a weed clearing preparation.

5. With energy prices rocketing, check the hot water settings on your boiler. You will probably find that you can cut down the hours the boiler runs by at least 50 percent.

6. It’s at this time of year that you may notice your external paintwork is looking a bit tired. Get a reputable decorator round to give you a quote – and get the job done before the autumn!

7. Is your roof going to stand up to the winter? Call in an expert and get some advice.

8. If your house isn’t already properly insulated, now’s the time to contact your local authority and see what grants are available for this vital home improvement.

9. Go through every place where your clothes are stored and check for moths. If you find any evidence at all, remove every piece of clothing from that location and either wash or have them dry-cleaned.

10. Clear out the loft! If you haven’t used things in there since this time last year, it’s time for them to go.



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Notes to editors

About www.aspect.co.uk

aspect.co.uk is a leading property maintenance and refurbishment company operating across the domestic and commercial sectors, 24 hours per day. With the tagline – ‘one call property care’, aspect.co.uk manages all maintenance issues, from the drains to the roof and everything in between.

The company’s motto is ‘fix, support and refresh’:
o Fix – emergency repairs
o Support – through the company’s planned maintenance team
o Refresh – through the company’s installation and refurbishment team

aspect.co.uk has a fully-skilled workforce – from versatile handymen to qualified technicians, including gas engineers, plumbers, decorators and drainage specialists. The company has an impressive list of accreditations and sets new, modern, professional and award-winning standards for property maintenance.

The property maintenance company uses cutting edge technology to enable its workforce and ensure best customer practice, and high levels of performance.

Founded in 2004, aspect.co.uk has grown at over 100% year-on-year. The company is based in South West London, and operates primarily across the city and all areas inside the M25.


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