Sunday, 16 August 2015

Keep Burglars Out: How a Handyman can Improve your Home’s Protection

With summer drawing to a close and term about to begin in the next few weeks, you may want to have a last hurrah and spend the last moments of the summer holidays with an out-of-town trip. These trips, however, also mean leaving your home for days, making it susceptible for burglars and thieves to swipe all your valuables. Coventry may be among the few areas in the U.K. that boast of low numbers of burglary incidents, but this does not mean that your home can’t be broken into by a determined intruder at any given day. No one wants to come home to a living space devoid of valuables, which is why it’s time to improve your home’s security and seek the help of a handyman in Coventry, along with these other safety tips to remember before going out on a holiday.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Commercial Property Maintenance: Some Tips to Ensure Happy Tenants

When you’re the owner of a commercial property, it’s always to your advantage to ensure that your tenants are happy. After all, satisfied renters stay for longer, which means that you can get a constant stream of revenue from your property. The key to keeping your tenants pleased about their occupancy is professional property maintenance. Here are a few tips on how to get it done. Prevention is Always Better Things break down eventually. However, it is a lot more problematic for you if you just leave things as they are until they need to get fixed. Often, when one of your property’s systems is breaking down, it will cause discomfort for your tenant. For example, when the plumbing breaks down, the building would experience water shortage.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Get with the Times: Hire a Handyman in Coventry to Modernise Your Home

They say a man’s home is his castle, but that doesn’t mean you need to live in a house from the past. Yes, period homes are quite popular in Coventry, or anywhere else in the U.K., but there are circumstances when you just have to get with the times, especially if you plan on selling your home in the future. You would not want potential buyers or visitors to walk off thinking that your house looks like it borrowed pieces from the Victorian era display of a museum. What you need to do is hire a handyman to modernise your home. Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint Since period homes are known for their elegant simplicity, a fresh, modern shade of colour is just what your home needs. You can opt for brighter colours but make sure that it will complement the style of your interior. Going for lighter shades, however, is the safer route. If you don’t want to repaint the whole house, you can decorate a room with a feature wall in splashy colours.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Property Maintenance: 3 Signs Your Gutter System May Have a Problem

Gutters are invaluable installations to your Coventry home. By channeling rain water away from your home, gutters help protect it from water damage. But other than quality as a factor, gutters near their lifespan faster with extreme weather conditions and debris buildups. Gutter damage is often marked by leaks, which according to AXA, are also a major cause of isolated damps in homes throughout UK. Gutter leaks can do more than just dampen and cause mold infestation in your home; when rainwater is in excess, it can pool around the soil surrounding your basement. If your basement walling is not built sturdily, it may, over time, give in to the pressure that the expansive soil base exerts. This can further lead to foundation settling, uneven flooring, and wall cracks on your living spaces.