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Oven Mate BBQ Kit. NEW IN STOCK

For years the brand name Oven Mate has been synonymous with oven and hob cleaning and are second to none for quality and results in the home. Now, Oven Mate have taken their expertise outside the home to provide you … [read more...]

Introducing Delphis Eco Cleaning Products.

Delphis have been around since 2007, never heard of them? I am not surprised, let me shed some light on cleanings best kept secret.

You have probably walked past them in the supermarket and not noticed, they have quite plain … [read more...]

Celebrate summer with us.

Starting today until end of July, we invite you to celebrate summer with us.

Spend £20 or more before shipping and receive a 10% discount using,

Please ensure you enter the code before you click checkout otherwise the discount will … [read more...]

How to clean a patio? 5 ways of cleaning a concrete patio

Cleaning patio tiles can feel like a major job. Fortunately one that can be done in no time. With these 5 ways your patio tiles will be shining in no time. And you enjoy a clean patio.

The cause of

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New Products From Garden Genie

As the weather starts to improve and we can finally get out to enjoy our outside spaces, We can turn our attention to preparing the ground, ready for that first gathering of long absent friends and family.

If, like me, … [read more...]

Coronavirus Update

We at Homecare Essentials would like to reassure our customers that we are still open for business in this difficult time.

You have probably seen on the news and on social media that panic buying of products has led to shortages, principle of which are cleaning products especially in respect to anti-bacterial and sanitising products.

Since the outbreak hit our shores, we have seen an unprecedented level of sales for these and other household essential cleaning products.

As the government advice to keep the spread of this malicious disease produces more and more restrictions, people are purchasing any and all products that they think will help keep them and their families safe, this has resulted in massive shortages in supply from our suppliers and it has now reached a critical point where available stock of these items has become exhausted.

While we endeavour to fulfill all our existing orders, some cancellations may be inevitable as items are no longer obtainable from suppliers.

We will continue to follow the governments advice and we are closely monitoring the crisis as it develops and we will strive to provide our services for as long as we are permitted to do so.

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Oven Mate BBQ Kit. NEW IN STOCK

For years the brand name Oven Mate has been synonymous with oven and hob cleaning and are second to none for quality and results in the home. Now, Oven Mate have taken their expertise outside the home to provide you with the all you need kit to clean and protect your BBQ.

As someone, like many, who loves to BBQ, the worst part of the whole experience is the clean up afterward, like you, I dread the effort of scrubbing and scraping to remove those welded on food deposits after the racks have gone cold.

Fortunately, Oven Mate have stepped in and made our lives so much easier and saved us all the effort. The Oven Mate BBQ Clean and Protect Kit has everything you need to clean your BBQ for the next time you use it and also provide all you need to give it a deep clean before you put it away for the end of the season.

Contained within the handy carry / storage case is two Grill Gremlins, these specially designed scourer pads are shaped and grooved to to fit the bars of the cooking rack to get in between and clean those hard to reach parts, A steel brush and scraper, a can of Oven Mate BBQ Oven and Grill Cleaner used to loosen food deposits and cut through grease, this can also be used on racks when they are still hot. You also get a bottle of Oven Mate BBQ Deep Cleaner, this is used in conjunction with the rack bags also supplied to deep clean the racks before the season end rest, you also get two pairs of protective gloves and two pairs of arm protectors to use when doing that deep clean. Finally to help keep the racks looking their best when you use them again, Oven Mate have provided you with two Grill mats, these are placed over the grills before cooking and you cook the food directly on the mat, I have used grill mats myself and they are great, they evenly conduct the heat from the flames or coals right across the surface of the mat to give you an even cooking and will still give you the grill marks on meat while it cooks.

All this for £27.99, this is one of those quality of life products that really does make a difference.

Introducing Delphis Eco Cleaning Products.

Delphis have been around since 2007, never heard of them? I am not surprised, let me shed some light on cleanings best kept secret.

You have probably walked past them in the supermarket and not noticed, they have quite plain and unassuming packaging with grey bottles but what those bottles contain is helping to change the planet.

In a time when watchwords like “Green” and “Eco Friendly” are bounced around more than a tennis ball at a Wimbledon final, Delphis are actually doing it by producing a range of environmentally friendly cleaning products for use both in the home and in professional service.

All the packaging used in the manufacture of the products is 100% recycled. Delphis Eco products do not contain phosphates or phosphonates. Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae – a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.

The holders of not one but two Royal Warrants, Delphis are by appointment to Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales, used by the Royal households but without a Royal price tag.

As more and more households become environmentally aware, consumers are crying out for everyday cleaning products that cause no harm to the environment or themselves in their use and can be recycled easily.

You can check out the range of Delphis Eco Cleaning products HERE

Celebrate summer with us.

Starting today until end of July, we invite you to celebrate summer with us.

Spend £20 or more before shipping and receive a 10% discount using,

Please ensure you enter the code before you click checkout otherwise the discount will not be applied.

How to clean a patio? 5 ways of cleaning a concrete patio

Cleaning patio tiles can feel like a major job. Fortunately one that can be done in no time. With these 5 ways your patio tiles will be shining in no time. And you enjoy a clean patio.

The cause of dirty patio tiles


As soon as the sun comes out, it is wonderful to sit in the garden. After a period of time, your patio tiles may be dirty and look dull. This is caused by dirt in the air, where soot and fine dust adhere to the tiles. The major causes are traffic on busy roads and industry. The deposits on your patio are difficult to prevent, but easy to solve. Would you like to enjoy the sun on a sparkling patio? Patio cleaning and sealing is a good job for the spring.

4 DIY ways of cleaning patio concrete

How to clean a patio

HG patio cleaner is the solution for cleaning (concrete) patio tiles effectively. On the internet, various tips are shared for cleaning your patio without a pressure washer. HG selected a random number of tips you can use to get going. Consider using the following patio cleaning  tools: a brush, soft household soap or sand. This is how to go about it:

1. Brush the dirt from your patio
Clean the patio tiles with a grout scraper, water and a tough, stiff brush. First clean the grout between the tiles with the scraper. Then take a bucket of warm water, throw it over the patio and scrub the garden tiles. Your patio is clean again. Remember that this is a tough job if you don’t use other tools or products.

2. Use soft household soap to clean dirty patio tiles
Add soft household soap for this second method of cleaning your patio. This is how you do it:

  • Fill a bucket with water and soft household soap. The number of litres of water is the same as the number of tablespoons of soft household soap.
  • Throw the mixture on your patio tiles and scrub with a stiff brush.
  • Leave to work for 30 minutes and rinse with clean water.

If it doesn’t work immediately, leave the soapy water to absorb overnight. Be careful: the tiles can become slippery with the soap.

3. Spray the patio clean with a high-pressure cleaner
Use a high-pressure jet cleaner to clean your patio tiles effortlessly. Work from left to right and from the top to the bottom. NB: depending on the type of tiles, the pressure of the high-pressure jet cleaner may damage your patio. Consider this before treating your patio tiles with a high-pressure jet cleaner.

4. Scrubbing with sand
Sand works like a natural sander. Spread sand over the tiles and throw some soapy water on top. Scrub your patio with a broom and scrub off the dirt. Sweep up the remaining sand and throw it away. If you don’t like a sandy patio, this method is not for you.

Remember your garden

Not all patio cleaning solutions are good for your garden. Avoid salt and vinegar. These products are absorbed by the soil and in high concentrations they affect the soil, your flowers and plants. This is a shame, because there are plenty of garden-friendly ways to clean your patio tiles.

HG patio cleaner: the effective aid for cleaning your patio

best way to clean a patio

You’re looking for an immediate result? HG patio cleaner is the simplest way of cleaning your patio without a pressure washer. HG patio cleaner is a highly concentrated cleaner that has been developed specifically for cleaning patio tiles. HG patio cleaner cleans dull, grey gravel tiles and concrete tiles. After treatment with HG patio cleaner, patio tiles look like new again.

Complete the following steps and clean your dull gravel and concrete tiles with this HG patio cleaner:

  1. Wet the tiles first, do not forget the grout and wipe up any puddles.
  2. Mix HG patio cleaner with 4L of water in a container that fits a stiff broom, in a washing-up bucket for example.
  3. Submerge the broom in the bucket and apply the patio cleaner whilst scrubbing. Leave it to work for a few minutes.
  4. Then scrub again and rinse the tiles with plenty of water before the liquid dries out.

original article can be found here, credit HG

New Products From Garden Genie

As the weather starts to improve and we can finally get out to enjoy our outside spaces, We can turn our attention to preparing the ground, ready for that first gathering of long absent friends and family.

If, like me, you have an abundance of moss that just seems to appear from nowhere overnight, you will know what a chore clearing out the guttering can be, it is one of those jobs that you put off until the first big rain storm and your guttering turns in to Niagra Falls.

Garden Genie Gutter Cleaner and Inhibitor will help you deal with that pesky moss and algae, once you have cleared the lumps out, just spray and wipe, the special formula contains an inhibitor which will prevent regrowth and leave your gutters clean, clear and working properly.

For those of you lucky enough to have the space for a Hot tub and enjoy the use of their own, you will know they take a lot of maintaining. Garden Genie have added a couple of new products to make maintaining your Hot tub easier .

Starting with Garden Genie Hot Tub Shine and Protect, this is a specially formulated cleaner and conditioner that cleans and polishes and also protects the acrylic, vinyl and rubber surfaces on your hot tub. It protects those surfaces from UV, moisture and harsh chemical degradation which makes it ideal for covers and the acrylic surfaces.

The final new product is also for Hot tub maintenance and is Garden Genie Hot Tub Filter Cleaner. The most important part of the Hot tub maintenance is the filter cleaning and this makes that onerous task an awful lot easier. Just remove the filter, hose it down to remove the big bits of gunk, spray the solution and let the filter soak, after it has soaked for a time, just remove again and hose down the filter, this will ensure it removes all the little bits of gunk that stubbornly cling on to the filter pleats. Allow the filter to dry completely and just put it back in place. Job done.

How do you remove algae and other green deposits from your patio slabs?

Is it time for cleaning your patio slabs again? Green deposits occur mainly in spots that get little sunlight on cloudy and rainy days. It is ugly on patios, but also on pots and fencing. Time to fight it! We have a number of tips for fast and easy removal and prevention of green deposits.

Where do green deposits come from?


how to clean patio

Green deposits often occur in moist spots that do not get a lot of sun. Patio or garden tiles in the shade are often affected by it, as well as fencing in shady areas. The deposits form on all types of patios and surfaces, on wood, stone and concrete. Irregular surfaces and soft materials are more affected than hard and straight surfaces, however. 

The seasons also play a big role. Green deposits are often more stubborn during fall and winter because there is less sunlight and more rain. Therefore, spring is the best time for cleaning paving slabs; and of course you want to be able to enjoy a beautiful and clean patio on nice sunny days. 

Tips for preventing green deposits

Unfortunately, you will never be able to prevent green deposits completely due to our rainy climate and the changing seasons. You can however make some choices when paving or installing a patio that will reduce the risk of algae and moss forming on your patio. For example, you can make your patio slightly sloping and provide good drainage so little or no water will remain on your patio. This way the moss and algae have less chance of attaching to the patio.

So few green deposits will form or it will take them longer to form. The materials you choose also plays a role. Some materials are more prone to green deposits than others. So you might want to get hardwood when installing fencing or well-coated tiles. Please consult an expert for advice.

Tips for removing green deposits

Three DIY solutions for removing green deposits

In addition to specially developed products, there are lots of DIY solutions for cleaning patio slabs on various blogs and websites. Note: these methods do not guarantee success:

1. A high-pressure cleaner
Especially during spring and summer, many people choose a high-pressure cleaner for cleaning paving slabs. Unfortunately, there are two major drawbacks. First of all, you will blow the grout out of the patio tiles which might cause the tiles to displace. Secondly, the high-pressure cleaner might damage the tiles so the structure of the tile becomes more porous, which will cause the algae and moss to penetrate deeper into the tile. And this will cost you even more time and energy the next time you have to clean the patio.

2.Chlorine or white vinegar
An often used patio cleaning solution is chlorine or white vinegar. Chlorine is however harmful to plants etc., which makes it unsuitable for outdoor use. White vinegar is more natural than chlorine, but can be harmful to some plants too, especially to grass and herbs. Be careful when using white vinegar, because the acid can damage natural stone with a high lime content. This is not suitable for every patio, so we advise you test it out in an inconspicuous spot first.

3. Mixture of soft soap, soda and hot water
A mixture of soft soap, soda and hot water is especially efficient for removing green deposits from wood surfaces. However, scrubbing your patio table with a hard brush is time-consuming, plus you will only see the result after rinsing the furniture, so you might have missed some spots and have to start all over again. This is not a problem with the HG product range! 

If it does not work the way you expected it to? Then try the HG products especially developed for cleaning concrete patios and removing green deposits.

HG is the patio cleaning solution for easy and effective removal of green deposits

HG has a special products for the removal of green deposits; HG algae and mould remover. This is a convenient product for fast and effective removal of green deposits from walls, fencing, doors and pergolas. The HG algae and mould remover ready to use in 5 litre variant (only available during spring) is perfect for spring cleaning in the garden. We also have HG patio cleaner. This is a concentrated cleaner, sufficient for up to 200 metres of tiles, patios, garden paths, walls and rooftops.

Credit HG, original article here

Put The Shine Back On Your Kitchen Worktops and Gloss Units.

They looked incredible when they were first installed but oh boy do they take some work to keep that mirror gloss shine. High Shine granite or marble kitchen work surfaces are a magnet for finger prints and smudges and before too long become dull, no longer giving you that mirror shine that looks so good. Getting the shine back can take a lot of elbow grease and unless your cleaning cloth is exceptionally clean can often make smears and smudges worse.

The chemistry wizards over at Tableau products have put their minds to addressing the problem and have come up with a solution.

Introducing Tableau Gloss Kitchen Polish.

This alchemical marvel takes all the effort out of maintaining that mirror like shine on your marble, granite and gloss finish kitchen units and worktops. It is literally just spray and wipe. No more smears and smudges, no more fingerprints and importantly it is streak free. The bottle also features a unique dual action nozzle on the trigger pump, flip up the end and you will get a spray dispensing, keep the end of the nozzle closed and it will generate a gentle foam.

This really does what it says on the bottle. Just click the product name above to purchase. Be the envy of your neighbours.

All Hands On Deck….ing Oil

Spring is almost upon us (March 20th if you were wondering) and our thoughts turn toward warmer weather and the possibility of getting back out into the garden and enjoying that outdoor space we have been forced to gaze at through rain soaked windows, perhaps wondering if the lawnmower has survived the winter in the shed or whether you can tackle the back garden which resembles something last seen in The Black Panther movie, knowing that somewhere out there is that rather expensive decking you were so proud of, maybe under that rain filled planter with the straggly plant leaves in it and the over turned lawn chair.

We miss our outdoor spaces when we can’t use them, especially given the last few months, so now is the time to take a deep breath and venture out, tackling one job at a time will make it seem less daunting. For the outdoor decking and other outdoor wooden items like the shed or the fence, we have you covered.

Liberon have been wood care specialists for years and produce one of the best products you can buy to use on the wooden surfaces in your garden and outdoor spaces. Decking Oil.

Despite its name which is a bit of a misnomer, Decking Oil feeds, protects and enhances the natural beauty of old or new exterior timber decking. A highly water-resistant, UV-enhanced formula, it is perfect for reviving and restoring colour to weathered and greying decking, and is also suitable for use on fences, garden sheds, gates and hot tubs.

Easy to use, in fact Liberon have produced this helpful little video to demonstrate how to apply the oil.

The results will speak for themselves.

Decking Oil is available in 2.5 litre and 5 litre cans and three shades, Clear, Medium Oak and Teak.

You may have noticed the guy in the film used another product before applying the Decking Oil, he used Tough Clean Deck and Revive. An effective cleaner for old and dirty natural exterior wooden decking which has dulled and faded over time. Ideal for heavily soiled areas and to prepare decking for finishing it helps to remove black spotting caused by mould or lichen from most types of wood and helps to prevent the re-growth of fungi.

While not strictly necessary to use before applying the Decking Oil, the Tough Clean Deck and Revive will help bring back the wooden surface to where the Decking Oil will work its magic and make your decking look like it was new again.

Tri-Bio back in stock and with new products.

We have finally received our order from Tri-Bio we placed back in November and we have full shelves again.

Along side the normal range of products, we also have stock of their new products that are for sale for the first time in the UK.

Venturing in to the Oral Hygiene area, Tri-Bio have produced 3 new Toothpastes.

TRI-BIO Natural Eco Toothpaste for Total Toothcare is an Eco-formula based on natural plant and mineral ingredients. No colorants, no SLS, no parabens. Awarded with ECO certificates. It contains the minimum recommended fluoride amount for healthy teeth.

The second in the range is TRI-BIO Natural Eco Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth, recommended for people with Asthma and Allergies. The Eco-formula is based on natural plant and mineral ingredients. Flavour Free.

Last but not least is TRI-BIO Natural Eco Kids Toothpaste, recommended for people with Asthma and Allergies. The Eco-formula is based on natural plant and mineral ingredients. Specially formulated for ages 0 – 6

The Toothpastes are all made from all natural ingredients and are Vegan friendly and Organic.

New: Pure-Spa Spa Aroma with essential oils.

Add an extra dimension to your bath with the restorative properties of essential oils for a luxurious aromatherapy treatment in your Spa or Hot tub.

Pure-Spa Spa Aroma is designed to mix totally with your spa water without interacting with the disinfection system or leave a residue in your spa or pipework.

The essential oils are solubilised to create a solution in order to be diluted perfectly in the spa water, without any impact on purification or filtration. To enjoy a spa bath with essential oils, pour two to three tablespoons directly into the water for an average sized tub (1.5 m3) lasting about 20 to 30 minutes.

Available in 6 wonderful fragrances to cater to your mood.

Cedar & Verbena : The perfect marriage between soft woody Cedar and fresh lemony Verbena.

EucalyptusAn invigorating, refreshing fragrance that clears the mind & senses, aiding concentration and helping to make breathing easier.

Lavender: A soft, cool herbal fragrance that is renowned for its calming properties, relieving the tensions and stresses of modern life. (Currently unavailable)

Orange Blossom: A sweet sensual fragrance of exotic blooms that soothes & lifts the spirit, creating a feeling of positivity.

OrientA warm, spicy and seductive fragrance that is a delight to the senses and a lovely skin refresher.

Rosemary: An invigorating and powerful herb known for its healing properties.

To purchase, click either the image or the fragrance to be taken to the product page where you can treat yourself, you deserve it.