Archive for January 2016

What is a Thermal Store?

After carrying out hundreds of Legionella Risk Assessments around Tyne & Wear we have seen a wide variety of hot water systems.  One surprisingly common system we see is a Thermal Store.  To the majority of Landlords and Tenants this is known as either the ‘massive combi boiler’ or ‘the weird looking hot water tank’.  …

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Elbow Grease – Best all round cleaning product

We should probably keep this product a secret it is so good!  We discovered Elbow Grease about 18 months ago and have never looked back.  An amazing all round cleaner and it’s available for under £1 at most discount shops. We use Elbow Grease for: Degreasing extractor hoods & filters Degreasing kitchen units & tiles Woodwork –…

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How to Rent Guide

Although it has been a requirement since 1st October 2015 that all new tenants are issued with the How to Rent Guide, we thought a reminder might prove useful. The How to Rent Guide sets out the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants.  This applies to properties tenanted under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). There is…

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Cold water tank with no lid

One of the most common issues we see when carrying out Legionella Risk Assessments is a cold water tank/cistern without a lid.  This is a simple fix if you can get a replacement lid to fit but for an older cold water tank with no lid this can end up being a headache. The temptation is…

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