One of the dirtiest D.i.y. jobs you can undertake is cleaning your chimney flue. That is why most people will employ a professional chimney sweep to do the job for them. However, you can do it yourself if you know what you’re doing and save yourself a bit of money.
A regular clean will ensure that your chimney will stay clean and efficient, but chimneys that are old and haven’t been cleaned in a long time can contain a huge amount of soot, so in these cases we recommend you get a professional in to do the job.
Once again fraudsters have been posing as window cleaners in order to con local residents out of money, this time in Huddersfield.
In a recent report published on the ITV news and their website, a man “got away with cash after tricking one resident in the Lockwood area”. Apparently the offence “came to light when the genuine window cleaner called asking for payment” which is hardly surprising, but why are residents so easily duped?
The report goes on to say that there have been similar incidents in the area and “police believe others may not yet have come to light”.
A description of the fraudster described him as probably being “in his twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, white and of average build”. Also “He has dark coloured short hair and stubble and wearing a dark coloured jacket and blue jeans”.
We advise all customers to make sure they know who their window cleaner is by sight, as well as their staff. If someone comes to your door and you don’t recognise them then ask for identification first if they request a payment. If in doubt, refuse payment until they can provide proper identification, or ask them for an address to send payment to. Better still, ask them if they have a website where you can pay your bill onlne. Or a bank account where you can transfer money too online. Most professional window cleaners these days can provide these payment options.
Great tips to quickly clean your bathroom, leaving it looking shiny and new! Many common household items can be used to clean up even the worst messes and stains so save your cash.
Three new members joined the Quality Window Cleaners network this month. Which is great news for people looking for a window cleaner in the areas of Melton Mowbray as well as West Bridgford near Nottingham and our Northern visitors from Airdrie in Scotland.
All companies are independent window cleaners who qualify as members for their expertise and professionalism. Any window cleaners who are based in the UK are welcome to apply to join the network subject to acceptance and our terms and conditions.
See our members page for further details.
Believe it or not, there are quite a few videos on YouTube that are basically just presented so that you can listen to the noise they make, which apparently helps some people fall asleep. Personally, the noise they make grates on my nerves. But if you’re one of those people who finds their constant whining and droning makes you drowsy then check out this one below.
The video is almost 3 hours in duration, so if you haven’t fallen asleep by then I guess you can say it doesn’t work for you!
Will the virtual reality game ‘Pane in the Glass’ prove to be popular with users of the HTC Vive headset? Possibly. Will it be a useful training aid? Doubtful. But either way, it could be one of the of the first free games you download for the Vive.
If you want to learn more about this new device showcased at the VRUK festival 2016 at Ravensbourne, check out the link below.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, recently said in an article by the Independant that “Simple, cheap ingredients like lemons and vinegar can be used to get homes in tip-top condition” and that “Not only are these top tips kinder on the pocket – they don’t require any electricity either!”
Some of the top tips mentioned in the article include…
Using a hairdryer to remove water rings from wooden surfaces and refresh them with olive oil.
Cleaning your blinds with a 50:50 vinegar and water mixture and an old sock.
Getting scratches and scuffs out of a leather sofa using shoe polish.
Using Coca Cola to clean oil stains off your garage floor.
Using a razor to remove paint from clothes.
Rubbing half a grapefruit over surfaces, sprinkling some salt and washing off with a sponge and hot water to help you achieve a gleaming sink”.
Sprinkling carpets and rugs with a small amount of bicarbonate of soda and after 15 minutes sweep away the dirt and any fustiness will evaporate too!
To read more cleaning tips you can read the full article here