Making your home beautiful can be difficult sometimes. It may that you want to redecorate your kitchen, but you just cannot choose between two or three different types of tiles. You could also be struggling with a decision about the sort of appliances you want, such as an aga or a more conventional oven. Then you need to decide what type of extractor fan you’d like, if any at all. That’s not to the mention the colour scheme and with a nearly infinite number of shades to choose from, it could take quite a long time to get it just right. That is just the kitchen though. One of the important things to consider when redecorating or stylising a room is that while you want to make it bold and creative, it should still be in keeping with the rest of the house. Your home should have a continuity to it so that each room is like a variation on a theme. Just as in certain concertos, each repetition is subtly unique and yet has an affinity to the others.

However, another potentially difficult and more immediately threatening part of working on your home is the risk of all sorts of accidents. For example, if you need to climb a ladder to change a bulb or hang a print, you should never try to do it alone. Waiting for someone else may be frustrating, but they need to be there to hold the ladder while you’re using it. The risk of falling and injuring yourself is not worth the little time that you’d save by trying to do it alone. There are lots of potential dangers in and around your home though. Here is a list of three, and the ways to best deal with them:

Everyone is aware of just how dangerous electricity can be. Minor shocks from something like a static burn is bad enough, but when it comes to the electricity flowing through your house, it is an entirely different matter. If you think part of your wiring infrastructure is damaged or at risk of being damaged, you should not hesitate to call a Level 2 Electrician. If you have children in your home, you should also make it a priority to buy things like socket guards. Adults are well away of the power running through their homes, but children are not.


The gas that may power your stove or heat the hot water for your bathroom is obviously essential to the running of a house, but if you think any part of the system in your home is damaged, you should immediately call a professional. The obvious risk is that excess gas will combust and injure you or damage your home. A good precaution that you can take is investing in a gas leak detector. A particularly dangerous potential leak involves carbon monoxide which is responsible for deaths each year so getting a device to warn you about it is a good idea.
A blocked toilet is annoying but prettily easily dealt with. However, if it happens often, it may be a symptom of a much larger problem. Speaking to a plumber and asking them to take a look could end up saving you lots of time and money.