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Insuring Your Flood Risk Home

We might have just had a particularly dry July, but wet weather is becoming an increasing problem for many householders in the UK. Flash floods after storms are becoming annual news stories, complete with TV news footage of helicopter evacuations and the resulting damage to homes. One in six of us live in an area at high risk of flooding, and while most of those that do will never actually see a... ❯❯❯

Don't Lose Your Top During Australia's Storm Season

Sydney’s Macquarie University found that natural weather patterns pose a substantial threat to structures in the Land Down Under. Hailstorms, rain and high winds damage cause Australian residents to experience roof leaks, tears and cosmetic dents. Companies specialising in roof maintenance Perth stay busy due to the country’s severe storms. Despite the common occurrence of roof... ❯❯❯

5 Easy and Effective Ways to Safeguard Your Home Before Taking a Big Trip

As many people are taking advantage of the last remaining warm weeks of the summer season, burglars are also rubbing their hands together in excitement for the potential bounties that hundreds of empty homes can provide. In fact, August is one of the busiest months for home burglars. If you don’t want to become another statistic, it is important to make sure your home is safe and secure. In... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Social Media Tactics to Deter Burglars

Burglary of the home invasion type is not unheard of; the practice has been around since people began to have homes. But these days there is also a slightly more frightening form of robbery that is bolstered by the anonymity of virtual space. And identity theft is probably even more common, and potentially more harmful, than physical burglary. That said, you’re probably not keen to... ❯❯❯

A Guide to Becoming an Electrician

Budding electricians will have no doubt completed a relevant course or apprenticeship in the field, learning techniques on how to install and repair stationary machinery, complete wiring jobs, repair circuit boards and other such electrical tasks.   However, becoming an electrician requires more than the relevant knowledge. Specific equipment is needed to fulfil certain tasks required, as... ❯❯❯

The Rise of CCTV Surveillance

Safety and security are two areas of constant concern for every human being. We all have an overwhelming desire to feel safe, both in a physical sense and the things that we own, our personal possessions that are priceless and carry so much sentimentality. Most importantly we all have a need to feel safe within our homes. The number of burglaries is on the rise, there are people out there that... ❯❯❯

Energy-Conscious Lighting Options For Your Home

A well-lit home can make your property much more inviting, beautiful and safe. However, if you aren’t careful about your lighting options you could end up spending an excessive amount on your electric bill. If you would like the interior and exterior of your home to be well lighted without straining your monthly budget or consuming excessive amounts of energy, here are some eco... ❯❯❯

5 Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Making sure your home is safe and secure is one of the top priorities for any homeowner. Not only can a strong security system protect your home against theft and the resulting damage, but it can also protect your family too. However, home security systems can be expensive, especially if you are looking to add on extra measures to protect your property. Yet, if you are willing to get a little... ❯❯❯

All About Home Lighting

Having good home lighting conditions is important not only because it can enhance the aesthetic value of the interiors, but also because it improves the level of efficiency and productivity each of the rooms can provide. Planning and setting up the lighting for home is not easy; one has to possess the right knowledge and some skill in order to be able to proceed with it successfully and... ❯❯❯

Why a personal alarm is a good idea

Mrs Jacobsen would have just had to press the alarm button for help My first job when I left school, 32 years ago, was in the social services department of my local hospital. I was tasked with touring the wards on a daily basis to gather information on any new admissions who the ward sister thought might need help. I would then breeze on to the ward, put on my best bedside manner and have a... ❯❯❯