Home Maintenance Tips
General Info

Doing small repairs and looking after your home as you go along will help to prevent problems that could need big repairs later.

Useful Home Maintenance Videos

The videos in this section provide valuable information to help you maintain your home.

Asbestos in the home - Guidance for tenants

This leaflet gives some basic information about asbestos in the home.

Condensation

Condensation occurs when there is an excessive build up of moisture in the air.

Leaking, Burst and Frozen Pipes

Know where your main stop tap is and check that it turns easily and is able to shut off the water supply. It is usually where the water pipe enters the house or near the kitchen sink.

Radiator Problems

If the top part of a radiator is cold, this is because air is trapped in the system. Bleeding the radiator releases this air and allows hot water to fill the whole system.

Loss of Electric Light or Power

Modern electric circuits are fitted with a circuit breaker fuse system: if a fault develops, a switch is tripped and the circuit is broken

Controlling Your Central Heating

To set the thermostat turn the dial so that the arrow or marker is against the temperature setting you want. A comfortable temperature is between 18C and 22C.

Blockages and Overflows

If more than one fitting is blocked the problem may be in the soil stack or main drain. This will need to be cleared by one of our contractors.

Useful home maintenance tips

As a tenant, you are responsible for keeping the inside of your home in good condition. To help you do this it is best to carry out small tasks and checks to prevent future problems.

Going away

If you are going to be away from home, either on holiday, with work or just visiting friends you need to do a few things before you leave