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DIY Tips and tricks, helping homeowners to make life easier and simpler. From simple improvements that anyone can do to learning new skills. Discover the best tools and must-have gadgets. If you like to fix and make things and in the process save some money by not having to rely on expensive professionals for everyday jobs, then tune in.

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DIY Tips and tricks, helping homeowners to make life easier and simpler. From simple improvements that anyone can do to learning new skills. Discover the best tools and must-have gadgets. If you like to fix and make things and in the process save some money by not having to rely on expensive professionals for everyday jobs, then tune in.

    How to Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs better than the Pros!

    How to Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs better than the Pros!

    #031 - Welcome to episode 31 of The DIY Help Desk.

    This week's episode looks at a great DIY job, that not everyone knows how to properly, or when to do it, Deep cleaning Carpets and Rugs.

    Keeping carpets and rugs really deep clean will make your home look cleaner, smell fresher, and make your carpets last for much longer, and it's not a hard job to do, but lots of people tend to forget or neglect to do it regularly.

    In this episode, I talk about how to get a really professional deep clean on your carpets and how easy it is to look after them so that you can enjoy the comfort of fluffy fibres and clean flooring.

    Also, check out the blog post on our website thediyhelpdesk.com/Carpet-cleaning that goes into much more detail and links the product I used to get my carpets really deep clean, this includes a really helpful guide as to when and how often you should clean your carpets for the best results.

     So listen in and find out more about this week's DIY Project.

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    • 15 min
    Fix that Gutter!!!

    Fix that Gutter!!!

    #030 - Welcome to episode 30 of The DIY Help Desk.

    This week's episode covers another simple DIY job, that will help protect your home from the ravages of winter and rainy weather, how to fix or repair guttering is never a great job but is relatively straight forward enough for most DIY enthusiasts to do.

    Keeping an eye on your roof and the gutters to makes sure that damage is repaired quickly will avoid costly damage to walls and the other areas by stopping leaks and directing water down the drains and away from your home.

    Today we talk about assessing a repair and planning the work to make it an easy and quick DIY job. I also talk about how to work safely and if you do need to have help, how to avoid cowboy contractors, and what to look for.

    So listen in and find out more about this week's DIY Project.

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    • 14 min
    Give your heating system a boost!!!

    Give your heating system a boost!!!

    #029 - Welcome to episode 29 of The DIY Help Desk.

    This week's episode covers a really easy plumbing job, that will ensure your heating system is working at top performance and keeps you warm and toasty during the cold winter nights

    Cleaning the magnetic filter fitted in the heating flow helps to prevent any nasty build-up of sludge and metal particles that flow around the pipes and can lead to blocked pipes and clogged pumps which are very expensive to replace.

    Some boiler manufactures won't honor warranties unless a magnet filter is fitted in the heating system and regularly serviced. So get yours sorted out and keep your boiler in tip-top condition and avoid costly repair bills.

    Listen to my tips for keeping your heating system working and how quick and easy it is to clean the magnetic filter.

    you can also read the full blog post at our website check out the link below

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    • 16 min
    How to Rake Out Old Mortar like a pro and save thousands!

    How to Rake Out Old Mortar like a pro and save thousands!

    #028 - Welcome to episode 28 of The DIY Help Desk.

    Carrying on with the theme or renovating my garage, today is all about how to prepare the exterior brickwork ready for repointing. and in particular how to rake out the old mortar properly.

    Doing a good job at this stage of the project means the rest of the tasks will have a good base to start from and as with most DIY jobs, preparation is critical.

    Repointing is a fairly easy job but it can take time which is why using the tips I give you in this episode will make the job of raking out the mortar quicker, easier and give you a good finish to your DIY pointing project.

    If you can do this yourself you will save thousands of dollars as builders don't generally like doing this work and will charge accordingly. 

    so listen and find out how to rake out mortar like a pro and in no time at all you will be learning a new skill and be able to save yourself some bucks.

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    • 20 min
    How to match Mortar for a professional finish

    How to match Mortar for a professional finish

    #027 - Welcome to episode 27 of The DIY Help Desk.

    Today is all about how to match mortar so that repointing your brickwork looks professional and doesn't stand out like a sore thumb!

    Matching mortar requires a little bit of planning and some testing to get it right, but it's well worth spending some time upfront getting this right before carrying out the re-pointing work 

    Miss-matched mortar and new bricks will look obvious and will raise questions to prospective buyers should you want to sell your property in the future and it looks a mess!!

    So listen in to today's episode and find out how to mix up samples to match your mortar and how to get bricks that match too. so that you can repoint brickwork like a professional.

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    • 15 min
    What's coming up on the DIY HELP DESK

    What's coming up on the DIY HELP DESK

    #026 - Welcome to episode 26 of The DIY Help Desk.

    So we are back after a short break, sorry about the wait.

    Today is a catch-up with some great information about what's been happening recently and why we took a short break. We have some tips on website hosting and some highlights for new content coming up.

    I have recently updated my website hosting and got some great improvements, from the really helpful people at WPX. 

    Their customer service is fantastic and the hosting is great. check out the links on our website. 

    We have some great episodes coming up including how to install your dream kitchen, and bathroom, great advice for decorating, tips, and things to look out for when repointing old brickwork, and loads more.

    If you like what you hear why not give us a positive review! it really helps our show!

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