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Don’t Let Mould Creep Up On You This Winter!

As the mercury heads south for the winter, and the days get decidedly shorter, most of us start thinking about switching on the central heating for the first time in months. As those colder outer walls start to heat up, … [read more...]

Granite Gold is Back In Stock

and they have some new products too.

The brilliant, Granite Gold Natural Stone cleaning products, have finally arrived from the USA and are now available for purchase.

Along with the usual staples of Daily Cleaner and Polish, Granite Gold have … [read more...]

New Product Announcement

A little bit of a departure from our usual product lines, new from Manor Fireside Products, exterior, lockable, post boxes.

Named after the more affluent London areas, these attractive wall mounted post boxes would not look out of place in … [read more...]

The Pink Stuff, It’s Back!!

After a long absence of 10 months, we were finally able to secure stock of The Pink Stuff.

The stock is in a limited quantity so to secure your tubs before they sell out, please click HERE to be … [read more...]

One less stain to worry about.

Well, summer has well and truly arrived if the recent thermometer readings are anything to go by and the kids have broken up for their summer holidays.

Peoples thoughts turn toward that well earned rest by the beach for a … [read more...]

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Don’t Let Mould Creep Up On You This Winter!

As the mercury heads south for the winter, and the days get decidedly shorter, most of us start thinking about switching on the central heating for the first time in months. As those colder outer walls start to heat up, it becomes a prime breeding ground for mould.

Humidity and ambient moisture are food and drink for mould clusters and if you can actually see the mould tucked away in the corners of the room, then chances are there is a much larger colony hiding behind your wallpaper. Does the room have a (musty) smell, do you find your eyes water or itch and your nose starts to get runny when in the room? if you answer yes then it’s a very good chance you have mould.

Well don’t despair, with a little bit of effort and not a lot of cost, it is a problem you can easily tackle at home without calling in a professional.

Wykamol No More Mould Eradication Kit, contains all you need to rid yourself of mould but more importantly, stop it from regrowing.

The kit contains a pair of safety goggles to protect your eyes from splashes and a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands, a sponge to wipe away the mould after using the MCS1 (Mould Clear Spray) to treat the surface of the affected areas. This ready to use mould treatment spray is fast acting, will protect your decorative finishes and does not stain the treated areas and comes in a handy 1 litre trigger spray bottle.

To stop the mould from regrowing again, Wykamol have included 2 bottles of MCS3 (Mould Clear Solution) paint additive. Dedicated paint that contains anti-mould properties can be costly but 1 bottle of the MCS3 paint additive will give anti-mould properties to up to 5 litres of ordinary emulsion paint in any colour. That means once you have treated the mould, you can paint over it with your favourite colour paint and can rest easy that the mould will not be coming back anytime soon.

To buy these items separately will cost you approx £35.00, the Wykamol Mould Eradication Kit is almost half that cost at £20.95 (Postage not included).

If do find signs of mould in your home, don’t despair, it is not a sign your home is dirty or neglected, mould will grow anywhere you have high humidity and or water vapour, that is why it is most common in bathrooms and kitchens and can be almost invisible until the clusters get big enough by which time your health is under threat.

So next time you notice a smudge in the corner of the bathroom ceiling or get an unexpected sneeze on entering a room, it might just be mould lurking, ready to pounce.

Granite Gold is Back In Stock

and they have some new products too.

The brilliant, Granite Gold Natural Stone cleaning products, have finally arrived from the USA and are now available for purchase.

Along with the usual staples of Daily Cleaner and Polish, Granite Gold have introduced some new items as well and we are proud to have these for sale.

First up, recognizing people are often left confused about which products to use on their natural stone surfaces to keep them looking their best, Granite Gold have produced the Home Care Collection Box set.

Comprising Daily Cleaner, Polish, All-surface Cleaner and the Scrub Sponge, the Home Care Collection gives you all the essential tools needed to keep your natural stone surfaces looking brand new.

Sometimes a quick wipe of the surface is all you need rather than a full spray and polish, fulfilling that need, Granite Gold have produced the following packs of wipes to make life easier.

Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Wipes are pre-moistened wipes in a pouch that can re-sealed. Impregnated with Daily Cleaner solution, the wipes make it simplicity itself to give the surfaces a quick spritz without breaking out the spray bottles.

Once you have cleaned using the daily cleaner wipes, you can now top up your shine with the new Granite Gold Polish Wipes. Available in the same re-sealing pouch, the Polish wipes make it so easy to keep that lustrous shine on your natural stone, the neighbours will be envious of.

Fed up with all the soggy bits of kitchen paper after using the Daily Cleaner or the Polish, well Granite Gold have thought of all that waste and taken steps to help you reduce it. They have produced a series of microfiber cloths that are specially designed to work with their products.

Machine washable, the cloths offer a large surface area to clean or buff up your Granite and other natural stone surfaces in the home, gone are the days of soggy kitchen roll or hunting around to find a clean cloth to use.

The Daily Cleaning Cloth has been specially designed to offer optimal cleaning potential when used in conjunction with Daily Cleaning Spray.

The same goes for the Polish Buffing Cloth, double sided, use one side to buff to a brilliant finish and the other side to wipe the surface dry.

The third of the microfiber cloths produced by Granite Gold is to aid the application of the Granite Gold Sealer. Developed with super-fine microfibers to penetrate the pores of natural stone,
Granite Gold Sealer Applicator evenly applies the sealer on granite, marble, travertine and all other natural stone.

Alternatively you can get all three in one pack with Granite Gold Microfiber Variety Pack.

Gently clean, seal and polish granite, marble, quartz and other stone. Soft microfiber cloths gently tackle the tasks and won’t scratch surfaces.

New Product Announcement

A little bit of a departure from our usual product lines, new from Manor Fireside Products, exterior, lockable, post boxes.

Named after the more affluent London areas, these attractive wall mounted post boxes would not look out of place in the areas they are named after.

Bloomsbury
Belgravia
Mayfair
Kensington
Pimlico

All the post boxes come supplied with 2 keys and the all the fixtures needed to mount the box to the wall.

Weatherproof , all the boxes have covered letter slots and extra large openings to get even the largest letter out of the box safely without damage.

Attractively coloured white except the Kensington which is Stainless Steel. The boxes are subtle and understated with minimal styling, although the Bloomsbury has a Swiss cuckoo clock style look to it.

The post boxes are limited availability so grab one quick, just click the image of your choice to be taken directly to the purchase page on our website.

The Pink Stuff, It’s Back!!

After a long absence of 10 months, we were finally able to secure stock of The Pink Stuff.

The stock is in a limited quantity so to secure your tubs before they sell out, please click HERE to be directed to the order page on our website.

Once it has gone, it has gone and we do not know if we can secure more so don’t delay.

One less stain to worry about.

Well, summer has well and truly arrived if the recent thermometer readings are anything to go by and the kids have broken up for their summer holidays.

Peoples thoughts turn toward that well earned rest by the beach for a few days, cocktails and suntans, palm trees and sea breezes and factor 50 sun cream because after all we are not a nation known for its sunshine and mean temperatures and if you are anything like me, puts a freshly cooked lobster to shame in skin colour after a couple of hours in the sun.

While the bottle of sunscreen is great for protecting your skin whilst out in the sun and even stays on your skin when you go to the pool so you don’t leave that rainbow coloured slick in your wake as you swim, it unfortunately is not so good for your clothes if you don’t get it all off before putting on your best Hawaiian cocktail shirt and hitting the Taverna or the hotel bar for a glass of vino or a pint.

Once that sun oil impregnates the fibers of your favorite top or shorts, it will leave an ugly yellowish stain (unless your shirt is an ugly yellowish shirt, in which case you’re good to go.) that is all but impossible to remove with normal detergents and stain removers.

Well fear not, those wizards over at HG have developed the answer to the prayers of all holiday tops everywhere.

HG Suntan Lotion Stain Remover is THE effective pre-treatment for removing such stains and is suitable for white and coloured fabrics.

When you get sun tan lotion stains on your clothes and can’t shift them, no matter how often you wash it, most people give up and just bin the article of clothing and go an buy another to replace it, well now you don’t need to.

Moisten the stains with warm water and then spray a liberal amount of liquid onto the stains from a distance of maximum 5 cm.
Leave the product to absorb at least 1 hour without drying out.
During the absorbing time, put the fabric in a clean plastic bucket and avoid contact with other materials/surfaces.

Put the treated fabric in the washing machine and wash it as usual with the recommended amount of main detergent at max 60°C.
Always comply with the care label.

After washing do not tumble-dry the treated garment, but hang it on the washing line.

Repeat the treatment if necessary.

One of the great sadness’s of finishing a holiday is when you get back home and unpack the case, now you don’t have to throw away that lotion stained top you were wearing that night in the Taverna when the waiter slipped on that cucumber slice you knocked on the floor from your Mojito glass and dumped the tray of Strawberry Daiquiri into the lap of the loudmouth that had been rude and annoying all night to the waiting staff, because memories like that are too precious to forget.

it’s hanging in the wardrobe. Thanks HG.

Little Blue Pellets Banned!

Back in December last year, DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a blanket ban on all pest control products that contain the chemical Metaldehyde.

Metaldehyde is the principle chemical in Slug and Snail killer products especially the little blue pellet products. Anyone who grows leaf vegetables like lettuce and cabbage knows the horrors that the slimy little gastropods can wreak on your prized veg and the little blue pellets were the go to product to rid the garden of the messy little mucus producers.

While they were great for ridding you of the slugs and snails, they did not harm the plants. Trouble is they did harm other wildlife in the garden, Birds were drawn to the pellets probably due to their similarities to popular bird food suet pellets in size and shape, they also proved to be attractive to dogs.

The ban on the sale of these products came into force on the 1st of July with the blanket ban on outdoor use coming into force in Spring 2020.

With Metaldehyde pellets now legally unavailable to buy from reputable retailers and garden centers, you may now be wondering how to get rid of slugs and snails from your lettuces and so forth. After all, the big attraction of the pellets is they are very much a use and forget product and did not require much in the way of monitoring or re application.

There is an alternative little blue pellet that does not contain Metaldehyde and is also much less a problem for pets and birds

Doff Super Slug Killer does not contain Metaldehyde, instead its principle ingredient is Hydrated Ferric Phosphate. It works in exactly the same way as the other pellet product just without the nasty chemical side effects.

As more information is uncovered over the lasting impact these types of products have had on the environment, you will find more and more of these types of pest control items will become more and more restricted and will force companies into developing products that make less of an impact on both the environment and wildlife we all depend on.

Going For That Fridge Freezer Spring Clean?

In partnership with our friends over at HG, we can make that a whole lot easier for you.

Click HERE and you can take advantage of our current offer.

While stocks last, you can purchase an HG Freezer de-icer and get an HG Hygienic Fridge Cleaner Spray absolutely FREE by clicking HERE

So while you have the fridge freezer empty and de-frosting, use the cleaner spray and give the fridge a bit of a sprucing up as well.

Your fridge will thank you for it.

FREE HG Products!

The banner says it all really, Our friends over at HG have provided us with promotional bottles of Hygienic Toilet Gel and Bathroom Scale Away to allow us to do an offer for you, our wonderful customers.

You do not need to do anything apart from buy any HG product or products totaling £10 or more and we will include either a promotional bottle of Hygienic Toilet Gel or a promotional bottle of Bathroom Scale Away in your order for you completely free of charge. If you want to splash out and buy £25 of HG products or product then we will include both promotional bottles as a thank you.

Now, we do not have an infinite supply of these promotional bottles so it will be a while stocks last offer. Sadly, we cannot take a preference on which bottle you will receive as the item(s) will be added to the order manually during the packing process so choosing which promotional bottle you will receive is not going to be possible but hey it’s FREE so its all good right!

The promotion is live from 4pm today so any orders that qualify will receive their freebies today and going forward.

40%!! We Must Be Crazy!!!

Yes! you have read that correctly.

For the next few weeks, in partnership with Tri-Bio we are bringing you an unprecedented sale offer. Each Tri-Bio product is reduced by 40%, yes 40%.

We couldn’t believe it either, that’s nearly half price, personally I think it’s the MD’s new tablets he’s been taking, he never gives discounts, he starts to sweat at the mere mention of the “D” word.

So before his medication wears off, grab a few of these quick because it is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon and the sale could end at anytime.

The discount is already operational so the price you see on the product page is the sale price so you can see your savings on each product, upfront, click HERE to start saving.
Did I mention it’s a 40% discount, I know, Crazy!!


Easter 2019

Once again, it is that time of year when we are given official license to eat more chocolate than is good for us and enjoy an extended weekend off work.

We are closed over the Easter break which means orders received after 3pm Thursday 18th April may not be processed until Tuesday 23rd April when we re-open. Orders received over the Easter break will be dispatched from Tuesday 23rd April in the order they were received.

Please bear in mind that delivery companies and Royal Mail will not operate over the Easter Holiday weekend for collection and deliveries, so please factor in the extra days to your delivery schedule.

All that remains is to wish you all a very Happy Easter from all of us at Homecare Essentials.