6 Essential Home Maintenance & Savings Tips For This Winter

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  1. Russ Kones

    By using a chimney balloon you stopping the house from venting itself which leads to damp ,mould and other problems. All through drafts circulate the air flow stopping the problems you have listed just by leaving one small window slightly open or opening an air vent on the window frames

  2. Sharon

    Why the picture of WD40 spraying in a toilet bowl?

    • Jean Reeve

      This was exactly my thought. Already aware of all the other advice. Want to know what the benefit of putting WD 40 in toilet is ?

      • Al Ferguson

        Here’s our #1 tip for removing tough stains from toilets. If you’ve got a stubborn stain that your normal bathroom cleaner won’t budge then you’ve come to the right place. Usually used for oiling bikes or fixing a door squeak, WD-40 is also incredibly good at removing tough limescale and mineral stains in your toilet. First spray the stains and let it soak for a few minutes. Then scrub with a toilet brush and your toilet will soon look good as new!

        • Rob

          I’m sure the local water treatment sites would love people flushing wd40 down the loo

          • wayne lawton

            WD40, water dispersant 40th experiment, this is made up of fish oils etc, you could eat it. it was made for NASA and was the 40th trial of compounds to clear ice/water off the Saturn 5 Rocket

          • Simon Sinclair

            DO NOT eat WD-40! That is reckless advice. The exact composition of WD-40 is a closely-guarded secret, but having worked for them, I can tell you that it’s mostly white spirit.

      • Poopy

        So the shits slide down without clinging on ???

  3. Philip Gaut

    What’s with the WD-40 in the toilet?

    • Al Ferguson

      Here’s our #1 tip for removing tough stains from toilets. If you’ve got a stubborn stain that your normal bathroom cleaner won’t budge then you’ve come to the right place. Usually used for oiling bikes or fixing a door squeak, WD-40 is also incredibly good at removing tough limescale and mineral stains in your toilet. First spray the stains and let it soak for a few minutes. Then scrub with a toilet brush and your toilet will soon look good as new!

      • Sean Connery

        Does it work on underpants too?

      • David T

        Does it work below the water level?

  4. Lesley

    My mum still gets bad black mold in her bathroom, and the window is left slightly open 24/7.
    What else can she do

    • Jonathan Bailey

      Look after My Bill’s is probably the worst comparison/switching site out there as they choose the supplier for you and stitch automatically without asking you. Theone they choose will not be the best or cheapest supplier. Far better to use a well known comparison site and choose which one to switch to yourself.

      • Jonathan Bailey

        Hi, there are a couple of typing errors in my comments which I don’t appear to be able to edit.

      • David Rose

        Jonathan, your comment is not entirely accurate. Yes, Look After My Bills will find the best deal for you and switch you but you still have a say if you want that deal or not. You as the consumer still have the ultimate say. For those comfortable with doing their own research and instigating a switch, then yes there are other comparison sites. However for those who are not comfortable about doing this, or do not have the time or confidence, then someone like Look After My Bills would be ideal and no, before you ask, I do not work for them or have any association other than having signed up to them.

    • eng

      Don’t leave it slightly open all the time! This is not useful and lets heat escape unnecessarily. Air properly for 15min after showering – window wide open, door wide open! Then close the window. Potentially use a hot air heater and/or dehumidifier in the bathroom.

    • Wendy

      It sounds like your mum could do with having sn extractor fan fitted. They work on a timer so only stay on for a couple of mi utes each time

    • Chris

      Get a £150 dehumidifier from screwfix. It’s worked wonders for me (who had similar situation previously)

  5. Lesley

    I tried to post this and I got a message saying I’d already posted it, but I hadn’t
    My mum still gets bad black mold in her bathroom, and the window is left slightly open 24/7.
    What else can she do

  6. Thomas

    You had already posted it Lesley and someone did comment further down after the first post

  7. Stephen altoft

    No fishoils in wd40

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