Tag: Home Emergency

How to reduce your heating bills in the winter

With winter around the corner, it’s time to think about the small, cost-effective changes you could make around the home to make massive savings on your energy bills this time of year.

Protect Your Home Against Flood Damage

How to Protect Your Home Against Flood Damage Last year, flooding in the UK cost the government and insurers billions of pounds in emergency repairs, not to mention untold misery for the homeowners who lost their homes and all its contents to storm damage. Although there has been a huge effort to improve community defences against […]

How to Deal with a Water Leak Seeing water suddenly start dripping from your ceiling during a particularly torrential bout of rain is never a welcome sight, but the good news is the sooner you spot a water leak the sooner you can get it fixed! The methods of dealing with a major leak and […]

Northern Britain has been hammered by torrential rain and gale force winds, which have left homes and business without power and forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

Flea infestation home emergency insurance

Your Guide to A Flea Infestations How to get rid of fleas in your house and on your cats and dogs Fleas, like most house mites and bugs, are among any homeowner’s worst nightmares. While getting rid of fleas in your home can be quite simple, you have to be very thorough in your approach, […]

Ant Infestations

A Guide to Ant Infestations Of all the pests that invade the home, household ants are probably the least threatening. But that doesn’t mean that they are welcome. We take a look at how you can prevent an ant infestation as well as how to get rid of an existing ant invasion, including commercial ant […]

Cockroach pest infestation insurance

A Guide to Cockroach Infestations Cockroaches are dreaded and feared by almost every person on the planet. They have been around forever and, thanks to their legendary ability to survive a nuclear holocaust, they will probably be around forever more. However, despite their bad rap, cockroaches are a species to be admired. They are well-organised […]

Brown rat pest home emergency insurance

A Guide to Rat Infestations The words ‘rat infestation’ are enough to send homeowners shivering in terror, but don’t worry, there are ways in which you can get rid of a rat infestation humanely. Read our guide for more information on rats, how to identify possible rat infestations, the risks of infestation and the best […]

Mouse infestation pest home emergency insurance

A Guide to Mice Infestations While they might look cute and cuddly in the pet store, a mouse infestation in your house is destructive and costly. To make matters worse, it seems that not only are mice infestations becoming more common, but the mice themselves are also becoming bolder. While mice might not be as […]

Hornet pest infestation home emergency insurance

A Guide to Hornets With summer around the corner you might be just a little apprehensive about what to do with the accompanying increase in insects, especially the stinging kind, and more especially hornets. Expect to see hornets from around the beginning of May until the end of September, although they have been known to […]

Yellow jacket wast home emergency pest insurance

A Guide to Wasps The common wasp (Hymenoptera apocrita) is something like a cross between an ant and a bee, and causes fear in most sane human beings. It’s important to note, however, that wasps are enormously important in natural biocontrol and are consequently used in agriculture as a natural means of controlling pests that […]

Has Your Toilet Got You Up the Creek? Forget sliced bread, indoor flushing toilets are the best invention ever. Life would be unbearable without them, as you’ll know if you’ve ever had a problem that’s left your lavatory out of commission for any length of time. Unfortunately, loo trouble is quite common (it’s pretty much […]

Does Your insurance Cover you if Your Ceiling Caves In? What happens when the water tank in your attic begins to slowly leak, or the pipes in your loft burst? Though the two scenarios are very different, the reality is that if the leaking tank goes unnoticed for long enough, the end result is the […]

How to Survive In a Home Emergency Most of us will go our entire lives without ever experiencing a major emergency, such as a flood, fire or freak storm, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared in case the unthinkable happens. It’s a good idea to have a home emergency plan to help you […]

Timber frame Houses: Common Problems and Treatment Timber frame houses may not be as popular in the UK as some other countries in the world, but that seems to be changing with stats showing that at least a quarter of new home builds use timber frames. There are many advantages to choosing a timber frame, […]

How to Deal with Rats Rats! The word alone is enough to make some people leap onto furniture and whip out their phones to call the exterminator. The first instinct is usually kill, kill, kill – but all that does is take care of one or two particular rats, it doesn’t really take care of […]