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Why A Heat Pump Is Right For You

Choosing the best heating system for your home depends on a variety of factors. Whether your home relies on gas or electric energy as its primary source for heating plays a large role. Other questions to ask yourself are ‘how much are you willing to spend?’ and ‘how much is energy efficiency important for you and your family?’.

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Best Practice For Heat Pump Installation

Every household has different requirements. Choosing the most efficient heating system is important. Heat pumps transfer free heat from one place to another. Using essentially the same principle as your fridge, the gas is compressed and then allowed to expand, extracting heat as they do so. 

While Kiwis are DIY at heart, installing a heat pump is a different story. Heat pumps need electrical and plumbing work to be done by qualified and experienced professionals. Here are our top tips for the heat pump installation process...

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How To Keep Safe When Cleaning Your Home’s Windows

Window cleaning sounds easy enough, but without proper care or equipment it can end in disaster. There isn’t much that can go wrong if you’re simply wiping down an interior window, of course. More challenging, however, are the harder-to-reach windows on your upper storey.

Here are our top tips for safe, effective window cleaning.

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How To Clean Different Types Of Roof

Most blog posts about roof cleaning give you “general rules” that supposedly apply to any roof. This is sometimes fine, if the scope of the article isn’t supposed to be specific. But we thought it’d be helpful to tell you exactly what’s needed for your roof type – whether it’s made of asphalt shingles, clay tiles, metal, or something else.

Read on to find out how to clean...

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How To Tell That It Is Time To Replace Your Home’s Gutters

As we often try to make clear here at EP Services, gutters are absolutely essential to the overall wellbeing of your home. Without them, your home would quickly fall prey to a range of serious problems, such as a leaky roof, deteriorating sidings, and a even flooded basement or cracked foundation.

Gutters often get blocked, and should be cleaned at least once or twice a year depending on the context. But what if something worse than a blockage happens? How do you know when it’s actually time to replace your gutter system altogether? Here’s what to look for.

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How To Identify and Treat Moss, Mould, Algae and Lichen

Moss, mould, algae and lichen aren’t just unsightly – if you’re not careful, they can also eat away at your walls, driveway, garden path, and other outdoor areas. If you’re one of the many Kiwis who suffer from mould growth inside the house, the health of your family is at risk from airborne infections.

But how do you tell which is which, and what can you do to treat them? Does moss require a different cleaning approach than, say, lichen? Let’s take a closer look.

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10 Tips For DIY Drain Unblocking

A blocked drain doesn’t have to be a complete disaster – and in some cases, there are ways to fix the blockage yourself. If you’ve noticed that your kitchen sink is draining more slowly than usual, that your shower floods whenever you use it, or that a nasty smell is coming from your sinkhole – you should fix the problem as soon as possible. If you neglect it, it’ll only get worse and potentially cause permanent damage or leaks to your pipes.

Here are 10 ways you can DIY your blocked drains.

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How To Tell You Need To Call A Pest Control Professional

When it comes to pest control, there’s often a very murky line between “I can deal with this myself” and “this situation is getting out of hand.” An ant infestation, for example, might last a day – or it might seem to go on forever and get worse over time, no matter how many DIY baits you cover your floor with. 

So how do you tell when you need to call in a professional pest control technician? Here are some of the major warning signs you should look for:

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Top Spring Cleaning Tips To Prevent Bugs And Pests

With summer just around the corner in New Zealand, it’s an ideal time to clean up around the house and make sure no pests can get a foothold there. This is especially true given it’s the time of year when many pests are going through a breeding frenzy and looking for new places to live.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. But what exactly can you do to make your property undesirable for pests? Here are some of our top tips for your spring clean.

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The Do’s And Dont's Of Water Blasting

Water blasting, or pressure washing as it’s more commonly known outside New Zealand, is an excellent way to thoroughly clean the exterior and outdoor area of your home. A high-pressure jet of water sweeps away the most stubborn grime, and results in a freshly scrubbed look that’s very difficult to achieve with soft washing alone.

Using a water blaster isn’t child’s play, however, and incorrect techniques can result in permanent damage to various parts of your house. It’s important to know how to use them safely, and which surfaces are too brittle to withstand the powerful force of a water blaster.

So without further ado, here are the key do’s and don’ts of water blasting:

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