England Rugby star and HomeServe Plumber, Marlie Packer

HomeServe launches campaign to inspire homeowners to spring-clean their homes, gardens and finances

Posted 16 May 2016 11:16 AM by John Greaves

HomeServe launches campaign to inspire homeowners to spring-clean their homes, gardens and finances

HomeServe’s “Big Spring Clean” campaign draws together a Bafta award-winning animator, an international rugby star, BBC gardener, leading money saving expert...and some amazing tips for cleaning with ketchup!

HomeServe is aiming to inspire homeowners to get spring-cleaning their homes, gardens and finances - thanks to the help of a Bafta award-winning animator, international rugby superstar, TV gardener, leading money saving blogger….and a simple bottle of ketchup!

With spring-cleaning season hitting its peak during May, HomeServe has worked alongside Bafta award-winning animator Jessica Ashman; England international, women’s Rugby World Cup winner and HomeServe plumber Marlie Packer; BBC Gardener’s World presenter Alys Fowler and Ricky Willis (aka “Skint Dad”) to publish their own unique takes on the nation’s “Big Spring Clean”.

Together, Jessica, Marlie, Alys and Ricky have created a range of useful content, tips and checklists – available at http://ketchup.homeserve.com/tags/spring/ - to help homeowners spring-clean their homes, gardens and finances. HomeServe has produced a seven-step spring-cleaning checklist, useful step-by-step guides to household chores such as bleeding radiators, unclogging gutters and pruning trees safely, and even a range of tips about how ketchup can be used to clean metal, jewellery and cars.

“Whether it’s DIY, decorating or simply getting organised, this can be the time of year many people start doing all those small jobs they might have let build up over the last few months”, said John Greaves, HomeServe’s Brand Director. “Through the “Big Spring Clean”, we’ve been able to bring together some amazing people to give homeowners across some useful tips about spring cleaning their homes and gardens this year.”

Among the content available as part of HomeServe’s “Big Spring Clean” campaign are handy hints and tips on beating weeds in the garden and even cleaning with Ketchup! .

“And if there’s anything people come across during their big spring clean this year that’s a little bit more complicated than they can handle, then our repairs service engineers are on hand to help them take care of it!” John added.

For more information on HomeServe’s Big Spring Clean as well as a range of videos and hints for handling repairs in the home visit http://ketchup.homeserve.com.


  • England rugby star and HomeServe plumber Marlie Packer – one of the contributors to HomeServe’s Big Spring Clean
  • Bafta winner Jessica Ashman’s animation, commissioned exclusively for HomeServe’s Big Spring Clean campaign


About HomeServe:

We are one of the UK’s leading home assistance providers. For more than 20 years we have made our Customers’ lives easier by delivering maintenance and repair services, including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating and much more, though our own nationwide network of engineers and sub-contractors.

Over two million people in the UK have already placed their trust in us and turn to us when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their home.

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For media enquiries contact Stella Pitt, HomeServe’s External Communications Manager, on 01922 651508. Alternatively email press@homeserve.com.