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  • The 10 Most Misunderstood Facts About Jet Washing in Great Park Dec 3, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Do you want to learn more about jet washing in Great Park? Are you interested in using jet washing services to spruce up your home? Many people answer yes to these questions, so it’s essential to understand the dos and don’ts before proceeding. Here are the 10 most misunderstood facts about jet washing.

    #1: It’s Not the Same as Pressure Washing

    Jet washing and power washing are different, so it’s important to know the pros and cons. For example, jet washing is not as intense, meaning it won’t ruin outdoor surfaces such as brickwork.

    #2: The Settings Are Different

    It’s easy to attach a different nozzle and assume it does the same thing as the previous setting, yet this isn’t the case. Every attachment brings something new to the party, regardless of how it looks to the naked eye, so you should read the instructions beforehand.

    #3: Jet Washing Is Easy

    It isn’t. Jet washing can be an accessible and affordable way of keeping your property clean, but it won’t be a piece of cake unless you’re prepared. Some people find they stoop when they use a handheld device, while others spray dirty water to another area of the yard or garden.

    #4: There Is Suitable Attire

    The water can go in several directions. As a result, you might find it gets on your clothes and body during use. In this case, it’s best to wear a practical outfit that you don’t mind getting wet. In the summer, it might be a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops as they dry off quickly, while you’ll want more layers in the winter to ward off the cold.

    #5: Safety Equipment Is Necessary

    On top of the right clothes, you should wear protective gloves and eyewear to stop the water and debris from splashing back.

    #6: It’s Good for Maintenance

    Jet washing is mainly used for small maintenance jobs; however, it can expose issues you didn’t know existed. By removing dirt and grime, you’ll get a better view of any damage that’s been hiding.

    #7: There Are Differences Between Home & Commercial Jet Washers

    You should only use a commercial product if you require something powerful to remove stubborn stains.

    #8: You Can Use Them at Home

    Of course, it depends on the room, yet some are suitable. A wet room bathroom is a perfect example as it’s designed to handle large volumes of water.

    #9: You Should Remember the Weather

    Dry weather is brilliant for jet washing, but we have the clothing for working in the winter, freezing cold we will still be jet washing your driveway.

    #10: You Need a Professional

    As you can tell, jet washing in Great Park requires expert and professional help to make sure you get it right at the first attempt. With Pressure Jet Washing, our versatile and affordable solutions are on hand to help you maintain your property all year round.
  • Why replace your loft insulation? Nov 20, 2020

    In an uninsulated home, up to 25% of heat is lost through the roof as heat generated from the central heating system rises and disappears into the outside world. While there are many new technologies promoted in the home to help keep energy costs low and improve sustainability, very few innovations come close to loft insulation in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.

    Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and, consequently, your heating bills. However, it is important to note that not all insulation is created equally. In fact, many older homes feature insulation that is thin, worn away, poorly installed or simply non-existent.

    By taking the decision to replace your old loft insulation you can significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your home and protect yourself from dramatic changes in temperature outside for at least the next 40 years. Put into that context and loft insulation is an excellent investment.

    And thanks to the new ECO loft insulation grants available, eligible homeowners and tenants can get free loft insulation grant.

    Want to find out if you are eligible for a loft insulation grant?
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  • Rental Property In Disrepair? Fix Soon To Avoid Legal Trouble Dec 27, 2019

    If you are a landlord with a rental portfolio, you probably already know just how easy things can go wrong. From the simplicity of a leaking tap right through to more severe issues such as damp, leaking roofs or Japanese knotweed, there is always something that can fail, either due to poor maintenance, wear and tear or old age. As a responsible landlord, we assume that you react to these problems quickly, ensuring the health and wellbeing of your tenants and protecting your investment. However, if maintaining your rental portfolio is the least of your worries, now its time to change. Tenants now have a legal obligation to live in a well-maintained property, and if this isn’t the case, it can land you in hot water. Read on to find out more.


    If you watched TV during the 70s, you will have found it difficult not to attend the popular sitcom ‘Rising Damp’, featuring the irresponsible landlord Rupert Rigsby who would rent out appalling bedsits to a range of long-suffering tenants in an old Victorian townhouse. Fast Forward to 2019 and thanks to the Landlord & Tenants Act 1985, Section 11, the modern-day Rupert Rigsby’s are slowly disappearing. Landlords must now legally meet several obligations to their tenants, including:
    • Keeping drains, guttering, outdoor pipes, property exterior and structure in good condition.
    • Keeping electrical, gas and water installations, including baths and sinks, in good working order.
    • Keeping the heating system in good repair and full working order.
    • Any form of Housing Disrepair Claims.

    If you keep your property in relatively good condition, you shouldn’t have an issue. However, if your tenant claims for housing disrepair and you fail to do anything, things can quickly escalate into a legal matter. This process can be a nightmare because as well as getting a surveyor to check your property over, you will also need legal assistance, not to mention a contractor to put the problems right. Costs can quickly mount. But thankfully, there is another way.


    Housing Disrepair is different because we bring everything you need into one package- surveys, legal advice and contractors. This saves you time, money and a lot of hassle. We know properties inside out, meaning we can look at every claim being made by your tenant. Upon receiving your instructions, a surveyor will be out to your property within 24 hours, using our mobile app to gather all the necessary evidence to prove your case. All promptly e-mailed to you in PDF format.
  • Spending a Fortune on Heating Bills? Keep them Under Control with TRVs Dec 18, 2019

    Ever wondered what those white things are at the bottom of radiators? They’re called thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs for short) Their purpose is simple: they allow you to adjust the temperature of your radiators in all the rooms of your house.

    The purpose of TRVs is not complicated. When the temperature of a room in your home goes above the temperature set on your TRV, the flow of hot water through the radiator is reduced, making the room cooler. This is achieved by the TRV sensing the air temperature surrounding it.
    Ever noticed those small numbers on a TRV valve? They simply stand for the temperature at which the radiator will switch off.

    So how exactly do TRVs work? Within the valve head of a TRV, there is a capsule. Depending on the temperature, this increases or decreases in size which moves a pin in the valve body to open or close it. If a room is warmer than what the radiator is set at, the valve closes to stop the water reaching the radiator. If it’s cooler, the valve opens, heating the radiator up.

    If you need to change the temperature of individual rooms in your house, TRVs will allow you to control this. This is particularly useful if your house has a conservatory or utility room. These rooms are typically much warmer than other rooms in your house. By making the temperature cooler in specific rooms, this helps cut costs on your heating bills.

    Using TRVs on radiators contained in covers won’t have much benefit. Because TRVs work on the air temperature surrounding them, the temperature within a radiator cover is likely to be warmer than the room itself, meaning that it will make the room too cool. Avoid using TRVs on radiators in draughty positions as well. They will make the room too warm as they are constantly sensing the cool air.

    Yes, there are lots! If you are interested in making your home more energy-efficient, you may want to make use of the ECO scheme currently operating in the UK at the moment. If you are an eligible homeowner, your energy supplier may be able to introduce a range of energy efficiency measures into your home free of charge. So, if you’d like to benefit from TRVs or any other measure, contact Free Boiler Grants to see what we can do for you.

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  • Safety First From Nurse to Safety Sector Apr 16, 2018

    After almost a 40 year career in the NHS as a nurse, I retired and started working for our family business. We are a sign and industrial engraving company.

    I took on the remit of building the companies website, initially pertaining to the Safety Signage section.

    While doing my research and developing a wider knowledge base on the use and important role safety signs have in our day to day life, it allowed me to reflect on my previous career and the vast number of Safety Signs used as part of the Health and Safety Standards within the NHS.

    I have worked in both the hospital and community setting. In each new area, I would have an orientation to the department identifying all fire exits and fire fighting equipment, along with regular fire drills and yearly training. Each department would have the way-finding Signage and Assembly Points. The Fire Fighting Equipment is clearly identifiable with multi-instruction signs to guide the user on how and which fires they are suitable for use on. These signs would use the green and white for emergency procedures and the red circular signs with a diagonal line through it to inform of actions that are prohibited.

    On one occasion I did have to extinguish a small fire, the combination of safety signs and training provided me with the skills to put out the fire safely.

    Due to the nature of the services provided by the NHS and the vulnerability of many of their service users, Fire Safety Signage is an intricate part of their Fire Safety Standards.

    The Hazard Safety Sign depicted by a yellow triangle with a black surround, with black pictogram are required in hospital laboratories and in the clinical area seen when toxic chemicals and treatments are used. The Hazard Safety Signs were vital whilst using different medical machines e.g lasers, x-ray machines to alert staff from the risk of burns and radiation, They would also bring to staffs attention the danger whilst using sharps e.g. to prevent needle stick injury, lacerations from scalpels and the use of medical gases to reduce the risk from fire or a potential explosion.

    Over the years there has been an increase in Personal Protective Equipment PPE use. The blue circular sign is a mandatory sign and has a white pictogram. They are usually accompanied with white text re-enforcing the behaviour required. For example masks or gloves must be worn in this area.

    For a large part of my career, I worked in different Accident and Emergency Departments.As part of my role, I had a specific interest in accident prevention. It was clear that education was an important factor in accident prevention. But what impact does safety signs have on the reduction of accidents?

    The desire and drive to protect and prevent accidents and injury is an important part of our culture. The NHS is also dedicated to prevent and reduce ill health. The use of safety signs has been in use for many years in all walks of life. It is evident that the Government, all employers and business owners wish to keep staff and the public safe, and in part, the safety sign must assist with this.

    Looking back to my career as a nurse I wanted to consider how the use of safety signage protected the public, staff and patients. Also how the safety signs prevented injury and possible ill health.

    My new job has taken me along a different route but still with a drive to reduce accidents and injury, in the best use of Safety Signage.

    Ann Scott
    Director Hi-Tech Safety Signs, RGN, RSCN and Health Visitor

    Hi-Tech Safety Signs
    11 Walton Road,
    Pattinson North Industrial Estate,
    Tyne and Wear
    NE38 8QA

    E. [email protected]
    T. 0191 4190222
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  • The story behind ‘Squat-Thotics’ – Innovative design for sports performance Jul 29, 2017

    The SQUATORTHOTIC is an exciting new development in the world of Bodybuilding. A team of Biomechanics has designed These corrective prescription insoles, foot specialists and competitive weight trainers to meet the supportive needs of gym users during weight-bearing exercise. They not only help prevent injury, reduce uneven joint wear and tear, contribute to alleviating joint and back pain, but also correct foot positioning to improving form – thus enhancing the wearer’s performance.

    Georgina O’Neil came up with the idea for the insoles after suffering for over a decade with a severe pelvic joint dysfunction.

    “After the birth of my children, I was left with a very painful pelvic condition which resulted in the whole joint is very loose. I was in constant pain as there was a strain on my lower back ligaments and nerves – as well as a lot of abnormal bone movement. Previously I had loved weight training, but I found that I could no longer perform the way I used to.

    After my daughter developed Leukemia in 2004, I decided to turn my life around and leave my career in accounts. I started studying Podiatry, became a Foot Health Practitioner then a partner in a busy Podiatry Clinic.

    Over time I saw the positive effect that our Prescription Orthotics (Shoe insoles) had on patient’s ankle, knee, hip and back pain, so I prescribed myself a pair. It was like a miracle! My pain was gone within three days, and due to the resulting stability of my pelvis, my ligaments tightened, and I no longer had pain when walking.

    But there was still the gym issue. The orthotics were designed for day to day use, not gym and sports use. My patients had the same problem. Many suffered from sports injuries, joint and nerve pain due to bad foot positioning and this resulted in a bad performance in their chosen sport.

    Using my training in Biomechanics, the expertise of specialist orthotics developers and former UKBFF, NABBA competitors and my understanding of the needs of gym users, I started to develop a gym-based Sport-Orthotic. The SQUAT-ORTHOTIC was the result.

    It gives unparalleled support to the foot, distributes weight evenly which helps to increase ground forces, contributes to preventing sprains, keeps knee position in correct alignment and therefore controls hip and pelvis position. The result is even pressured across joints such as ankle, knee and hip, postural correction and therefore less strain on the lower back.

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  • Four significant improvements brings to your website Jul 18, 2017

    We are living in an age where if your business is not online it means you don’t exist and this stands true today considering that if you are looking for services, products, shops, you can find them by doing a simple online search.

    After you’ve searched for the subject of your interest, the only thing that will make the difference among all the pages you have open will be their presentation, and that is their website. If you like the interface and what you see, you’ll keep looking through its products but if you have problems or you think it’s too complicated to use you’ll leave.

    If you own a website, you know how important your theme is not only for people to navigate across your content and offers but to make it simple to interact with, while improving the experience for the user.

    DIVI is a WordPress theme and visual page builder designed to make a website simple to access and use. Elegant Themes created DIVI with the goal to change the way websites are built with a motto that explains why it’s so popular: Build anything visually.

    By using DIVI, you have endless features from which to choose to make your site clean, fast and modern but to implement them efficiently you need a DIVI expert who’s going to help you in bringing your vision to reality.

    Put into simple terms a DIVI expert is someone who knows everything there is to know about DIVI themes and most importantly adjusts everything to your particular case to get the best out of it. Web Design Newcastle are leading North East of England DIVI experts.

    The benefit of having a DIVI expert customise your website according to your needs is that they will not only boost your income but also build the right image for your business.

    The four most significant improvements that a DIVI expert will bring to your website are:

    • Design – a DIVI expert will choose among all the stylish DIVI themes the one that’s the most suited for you or create your design by mixing some of DIVI’s 46 different content elements.
    • Speed – implement all the features you want on your website in no time and enjoy a page that doesn’t take the time to load or refresh.
    • Easy to use – you organise your content with drag & drop option, and you can write by just one click onto your page while having all the choices of font, size, etc. and.
    • Customise – you can have everything exactly as you want it, each element can be tailored to fit your requirements.
    These improvements are just the main changes that a DIVI expert will make to your website, but the truth is that it will improve the entire experience for both owner and customer, bringing you closer to the concept of intuitive design.

    DIVI has become so used because it’s designed for the needs of the current market, understanding that a website is all about visuals, speed and versatility. Taking into consideration all these features, choosing the ones that fit your unique needs and taking your work to the next level will require someone with a professional insight, and that’s a DIVI expert.

    More details please contact us at Web Design Newcastle.
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