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29 01, 2019

Dealing With Damp In Your Home

2018-11-29T10:42:51+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Damp properties cause misery for thousands of households across the UK. Figures from the English Housing Survey show 4% of the estimated 23 million households in England had rising damp or other damp problems in at least one room of their home*. The UK’s cold and wet climate contributes to the problem, but building fabric also plays a part. And although the age of much of the housing stock can contribute to damp issues, new homes can suffer from damp [...]

24 01, 2019

Energy Saving Tricks For The Winter

2018-11-29T10:42:57+00:00January 24th, 2019|

There is no time of the year where having your boiler serviced is a bad idea. During the winter it can help to keep it running to optimum levels and during the summer it can help to ensure it is really as intended when it is needed. If your boiler is acting up, and repairs are becoming more frequent, it may be time to replace it and at J & P we are here to help! If your boiler is [...]

20 01, 2019

5 Tips To Heat Your Home

2018-11-29T10:41:17+00:00January 20th, 2019|

The team at the Energy Saving Trust do a wonderful job helping to save people money and make their homes more energy efficient.  In the article below, we highlight 5 great areas they have identified to help you keep the warmth up and the costs down this winter. 1. Draught proof your home Energy Saving Trust research has found that 46% of people still need to draught-proof their windows and doors. Cost: A good DIY draught-proofing job could costs between £85 [...]

14 01, 2019

Understanding Plumbing

2018-11-28T10:31:22+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Making sure that you have a working knowledge of your home’s plumbing system is rarely top of anyone’s to do list! It is inevitable though that over time you will have the odd issue with your plumbing and although leaving the big jobs to the professionals is always a good idea, there are often some things which you will be able to do to effective tackle some of the smaller issues that you may face. A leaky faucet would be [...]

5 01, 2019

Keep Safe With J & P’s Electrical Fault ‘Spot List’

2018-11-28T10:31:13+00:00January 5th, 2019|

Faulty electrics are a common problem within London and have the potential to be extremely dangerous. Causing 12,500 fires and 2,000 electric shock accidents in the home each year, according to the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), it is absolutely essential that you take no risks and leave any problems to the professionals. Whilst the worst things that can happen for many aspects of home DIY are not actually that bad, any mistakes relating to electricity could [...]

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