Trade: Damp & Leaks

  • Water meter leaking: who is responsible?

    If you think you’ve got a water meter leak, you’ll want to get the problem sorted as soon as possible. You might be charged for water you haven’t used if you leave the leak unresolved. Often, a leaking water meter isn’t noticed until you check it. We’d encourage everyone to look at their water meter […]

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  • How to prepare walls and ceilings for painting

    It’s exciting to redecorate a room in a new colour or style. But as eager as you might be to just get going, it’s important to remember one thing: the better you prepare, the better and longer lasting the finish will usually be. You shouldn’t just apply a new coat of paint to a problematic […]

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  • How to make a successful water leak insurance claim

    Most home insurance policies cover the cost of finding and repairing a leak, but only if you follow a certain process. It can be confusing, and your claim might be refused if you fail to act quickly enough. By following the advice below, you’ll understand how to make a successful water leak insurance claim. You’ll […]

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  • Autumn home maintenance issues that leave homeowners feeling uneasy

    64% of UK residents feel ‘unsettled’ in their homes due to unexplained issues, according to a nationally representative study* of 2,000 UK adults. The study, which asked UK residents to talk about different issues around their home, found that unexplained knocking and tapping sounds, cold spots and even rooms with a ‘strange aura’ were among […]

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  • Damp & Mould, Pests & Vermin: Is Your Home Making You Sick?

    What You Need To Know About The Homes (Fit For Habitation) Act Almost half of UK renters say they’ve been injured or suffered illness due to the condition of their home, according to a nationally-representative study* of 1,000 UK renters conducted on behalf of Aspect. 44% of people who are currently renting, or have rented […]

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  • What causes condensation, and how can you reduce it?

    When water droplets form naturally on the inside of your windows or walls, this is condensation. Signs that you have significant condensation in your house include streaming windows, damp walls, peeling wallpaper, black mould growth, and a musty smell. Learning what causes condensation will help you maintain a moisture-free home and ensure you don’t suffer […]

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  • Detecting leaks in mains water supply pipes

    A higher than expected bill from your water supply company is sometimes a good indication of a leak, however, there could be a number of other reasons too. This article covers: Reasons why your water bill could be higher than usual Who’s responsible for fixing a leak in your mains supply What to do if […]

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