Over the Winter months most of us go into hibernation mode and resign ourselves to seeing out the colder months under a nice warm blanket. The last thing we feel like doing is keeping up with the external maintenance of our homes. Now Spring is just around the corner and the sun is starting to make more of an appearance, it is time to do those all-important outside jobs we have been putting off.
The recent storms have battered our homes and it isn’t uncommon for roof tiles to have come loose or to have cracked. If these are not repaired the roof will become unsound and a potential source of leaks. You will need to check for signs that tiles have slipped or cracked.
Top Tip: the camera on your Smart Phone is most likely far more powerful than your eyes, try taking pictures of your roof and zoom in to inspect your roof. If there are any issues organise for a reputable roofing company to inspect the damage. It is good practice to get three quotes, not just to find the best deal.
Following the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak we wanted to reassure our clients that we are currently taking every precaution necessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients whilst continuing to operate as normal.
During this time we are encouraging all staff members not to take unnecessary risks and therefore we are advising viewing staff to refrain from hand shaking and ask them to make minimal contact with surfaces when visiting properties. We would like to assure you that all members of staff are currently well and are being encouraged to adhere to the latest Government advice.
If you, or anyone you have been in contact with, becomes unwell ahead of our visit, we respectfully ask you to let us know.
We will continue to monitor the Government’s advice and will update our protocol as and when necessary.
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Since the coronavirus is known to spread through close human contact, it's important to slow spread by working from home when possible and avoiding large events. But if, like many city-dwellers, you live with roommates, keeping yourself safe could take a few extra steps.
Health experts know that the coronavirus spreads through droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and those droplets touch another person or nearby surface. For that reason, having in-depth conversations about what to do in the event you or your roommates get ill is essential, according to Dr. Saskia Popescu, an infection prevention epidemiologist who specializes in combating global health security threats.
"I think the biggest thing is just encouraging transparency between people, because whether there's COVID-19 in the world or not, we should stay home when we're sick and try and avoid spreading that to other people," Popescu said.
She suggested creating a contingency plan with anyone you live with to ensure you're on the same page hygiene-wise and know how to keep each other safe in the event one roommate gets
Moving to a new home can be a rather stressful affair and it’s easy to forget things with all the hustle and bustle of packing and unpacking. You’ve not only got to get your belongings from A to B on moving day, but you will probably have your hands full with fractious children and pets too.
One thing you will need to do is notify important people and organisations about your change of address. Regardless of whether you intend to take their services with you or need to cancel them they will all need to be informed of your new abode. It’s best to do this as soon as you can, bear in mind many suppliers will have a notice period in place if you are cancelling their services or if you want to take services with you, they usually book supply appointments sometimes weeks in advance, so the sooner you contact everyone the better!
Here’s our checklist of those you need to contact to inform of a change of address:
Moving is a very stressful time for adults but imagine how much harder it is for children. Their routine is disturbed, their favourite toys are boxed up and then there is the fear of the unknown new house and possibly even new school or town. Here we share some hints and tips to help the moving process be less taxing on the little ones.
Keep Calm and Talk
Perhaps the best tip we can give is to keep calm and think about how the move is impacting your children. You might be really excited about the move, but your children might not share your enthusiasm. Offer lots of reassurance and take time to talk to them. Remember that their life experience is a lot less than yours and they might well be overwhelmed by this huge change. Whatever you do try to keep calm and keep the experience positive for them.
Part of talking is to listen to your children and their concerns. Often a child will be worried that some prized toy will be left behind. Give them the confidence to talk to you about it and maybe even write a list to put somewhere obvious which lists all their possessions and tick it off when it has been packed so they can see that nothing will be left behind.
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