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HomeServe’s interactive tool helps homeowners and landlords in summer

Posted 4 August 2015 12:08 PM by John Greaves

HomeServe is offering homeowners and landlords across the UK a helping hand to take care of their homes and gardens during the summer by refreshing its online interactive tool, “Seasonal House”, which showcases a range of essential tips for the season ranging from guidance for keeping pests at bay to water saving in the home.

The summer sunshine can lead to many of us spending more time tending to our gardens, as well as taking advantage of the good weather with day trips and holidays, leaving our homes empty. 

HomeServe’s Seasonal House offers advice on how to take care of simple jobs around the home and garden, such as how to welcome bees to your garden, as well as giving preventative guidance on how to keep your home secure if you’re going on holiday. 

The Seasonal House – available by visiting - also pinpoints how to spot potential problems to ensure they don’t lead to expensive repairs later, such as fixing a blocked toilet. 

“With August set to be warmer than average¹ in the UK, our Seasonal House offers many simple and free steps that people can follow to help them make the most of their homes and gardens during summer.” Said Greg Reed, Chief Marketing Officer at HomeServe. “Summer is usually a time of fun so the last thing you want is to deal with a pest invasion or to come home from holiday or a day trip to find your home has been broken into.

“Whether it be giving families advice on how they can enjoy more bees buzzing round their gardens to protecting properties whilst owners are away on holiday, our Seasonal House is packed full of top tips to help not only maintain homes during the summer months, but also preparing homes for autumn and winter too which is really beneficial to potentially avoiding more serious issues further down the line.”

All the tips are presented in an interactive graphic, which users can navigate for information by clicking on “heat spots” where issues around the home might be most likely to occur. 

HomeServe offers a range of protection/cover policies for homeowners and landlords in the UK. 


¹According to a long range forecast from leading independent weather forecasting company, Netweather.