Home Maintenance

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Increase the Value of Your Property with a BnB Cabin

There are many benefits of adding a bed and breakfast cabin to your home. Here are just a few of the benefits: Increase the value of your property If you’re looking to increase the value of your property, adding a BNB cabin can be a great way to do it. Not only will it add to the aesthetic of your property, but it can also provide you with an extra

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Cleaning gutters in Hamilton

How often should your gutters be cleaned?

Regular gutter cleaning will save you money in the long run by preventing expensive repairs. Cleaning gutters in Hamilton usually involves a lot of leaf matter and other debris. But the results are worth it and it will protect your investment for years to come. Clogged gutters can cause a number of problems, including: Water damage to your home’s foundation Leaking roofs Rotting fascia boards Pests and insects in your

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Tips for boosting your home security in 2021

The 2021 holiday season is upon us and it’s time to review and boost your home security, whether that be at your main home or a holiday beach.  Secure the doors Make sure that all doors that lead into the house are properly sealed with a locking mechanism. An option you can use is a deadbolt, which secures front and back doors. Make sure the doors have sturdy locks that

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How To Maintain Door Locks Without A Locksmith

When doing maintenance for your house, door locks are one of the must-dos on the list. Having a locksmith take care of the maintenance can be expensive, so here are some ways to maintain the door locks yourself.  Let’s begin with the door  The door lock doesn’t stand on its own, it’s a part of the door, so maintaining the lock also means checking the door. Doors that sag or

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5 energy-saving tips from Auckland electricians for this summer

As summer comes, the weather is getting hotter, and so is your electricity bill. I’m sure that everyone has experienced the unpleasant shock of seeing the electricity bill goes up all of the sudden.  Here are what Auckland electricians suggest to “cool down” your electricity bill this summer.  Have you heard of EcoSmart Electrical Health Check?  You might not have thought about this before, but the best way to save

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Do I Need A Home Safe?

Commonly, people think home safes are for wealthy people who need extra security for their money and precious items. However, everyone has cash and some non-monetary items of great value, including jewellery, documents, memorabilia, which are all worth protecting.  Let’s find out if you should consider buying a safe for your home. Benefits of having a safe at home Add an extra layer of protection The most significant advantage of

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How to Unblock a Drain by Yourself

When your stormwater or sewer drain is not doing its job, it might be due to a blocked stormwater drain or a clogged soak hole. Either way, you will need to unblock it, or call in a plumber or drainlayer. The Auckland City Council has a stormwater infrastructure consists of: 6000km of pipes 45,000 manholes 6700 catchment pits more than 900 treatment devices. Auckland City Council are clear that they

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