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5 Mistakes Householders Make
2 April 2020 - Our Remedial expert Mark Williams of J&M Remedial Surveys has created a list of 5 mistakes that householders make:
Householders buy a fan for a bathroom and at best get an electrician to wire it to the light switch - so for 6 months of the year it's light in the morning and evening so the fan isn't switched on.
Cooker hoods comply with new build extract requirements but are directional extract designed to take steam and cooking vapour and particles - ambient fans take warm moist air and extract the kitchen moisture build up - the public find cooker hoods make too much noise and try not to use them.
Humidity control fans work well if correctly installed but if you open a window near the fan or same room this will effect the humidity sensor and through the winter months will not switch the fan on.
Black mould often in rooms other than bathrooms and kitchens is usually a direct result of poor ventilation of the kitchen and bathroom and is the first sign that we survey for!
Installation of PIV units (positive input ventilators) do not replace extract fans, most ventilation issues are lack of extraction, so install the fans first before considering PIV units.
Free Psychology Guide
Worry isn’t just in our heads. When it becomes excessive we feel it as anxiety in our bodies too.
This useful guide was sent to us by Regina Doh of Teenage Survival Guide...
'Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love. Worry and anxiety are common problems at the best of times, and when it takes over it can become all-encompassing. At Psychology Tools we have put together this free guide to help you to manage your worry and anxiety in these uncertain times. Once you have read the information, feel free to try the exercises if you think they might be helpful to you. It's natural to struggle when times are uncertain, so remember to offer care and compassion to yourself, and to those around you. Wishing you well, Dr Matthew Whalley & Dr Hardeep Kaur.'