Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

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Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


Poor AC Function | 4 Indicators Of A Broken Air Conditioning Fan Motor

14 July 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Many things can go wrong with an air conditioning unit in its lifetime, especially when you need it the most, whether it is with internal components or with electrical mechanisms. Like any internal component, fan motors within the AC can fail or break down over prolonged use. If left unchecked, your entire AC can breakdown. This guide helps you identify indicators of a broken air conditioning fan motor. Once you realise these issues, you can take necessary precautions to have these fan motors fixed. Read More …

Filthy Carpets? 3 Nifty Carpet Cleaning Steps For Getting Your Security Bond Back

14 July 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Your carpets are filthy and you don't know where to get started to ensure you get your security bond back when you move out? You're not the only one in this predicament. This guide equips you with nifty carpet cleaning steps to ensure that you get your security bond back. Tackle Stains As Soon As You Notice Them Don't let stains from curries, sauces and drinks embed in the carpet fibres for too long because this will make it much harder for you to remove them later. Read More …

How To Destroy Ant Colonies In Your Home

28 June 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Dealing with ants isn't as simple as it sounds due to the fact that ants live in huge numbers or what is known as colonies. A colony can be made of 300,000 to 500,000 ants. What is worse than that figure is the fact that these colonies can evacuate and relocate somewhere else when the ants feel threatened. So getting rid of ant trails in your house may not be enough when you are aiming to eliminate the ants; you must also deal with the nest locations of the ants. Read More …

10 Fire Prevention Tips for Lovers of the Open Water

16 June 2016
 Categories: , Blog

Boating is a fun and relaxing excursion for a lover of the sea and open water. Boats are constructed differently from buildings, so they pose different fire risks compared with the latter. With minimal safety standards applied, the risk of a boat fire can be significantly minimised. Nonetheless, because escape is much more difficult, adequate preparedness is the best weapon against potentially fatal fires. Read on for tips to prevent fire and mitigate damage in case there is one. Read More …

Upgrades for Your Car’s Security You Need to Consider

6 June 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Many cars today come with alarms as part of their standard security package, but there are many other ways of keeping your car safe and secure that you might also consider. An auto locksmith can usually help you with these upgrades and give you some personalized recommendations, but note a few suggestions here. These will help you know what to talk about with your locksmith so you can better determine the right security upgrades for your car. Read More …