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Don’t Sit On The Fence, Stain It!

Living in a rural location, for more years than I care to remember, Spring for me started with a smell of the next door neighbour Mr Cooper creosoting the garden fence we shared. I am sure many people will remember the nose hair singeing smell that lingered for days, very much a Marmite product, you either loved the smell or you hated it but it was incredibly effective at protecting and colouring the fence for the coming year.

Flash forward to 2003, The European Commission has banned the sale of creosote-treated wood after it was found that there could be a cancer risk. Scientists carrying out a study for the commission have found that creosote is much more hazardous than originally thought.

The ban took effect from June 30, 2003. Wood treated with creosote before the directive came into force could be sold on the second-hand market. One of the prohibited uses is in parks, gardens and in outdoor and recreational leisure where there is a risk of frequent skin contact. It also applies to the manufacture of garden furniture, and in the manufacture, use and treatment of containers for growing purposes. Scientists told the com-mission that “there is evidence to support the opinion that there is a cancer risk to consumers from creosote with benzo-a-pyrene (BaP) at a lower concentration than that currently permissible under EC legislation and/or from wood containing such creosote. “

Well that stopped our next door neighbour in his tracks, Creosote was a banned substance and unless you were a registered trades person in the agriculture field , you couldn’t buy it any more.

Flash forward again to early 2018, Bartoline Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry, developed an alternative to the highly dangerous and carcinogenic creosote.

Titled Creocote, the liquid has all the same properties as the now long banned Creosote, including the all too familiar smell, but has none of the toxicity or harmful ingredients of the original Creosote.

Available to buy in two shades, Light Brown and Dark Brown and available in two sizes, 4 Litres cans for small jobs and 20 litre barrels for larger jobs and bigger gardens.

Click the Image to see full product details and purchase.

Creocote has proven to be an extremely popular product and constantly sells out very quickly and all the reviews are positive from customers who have purchased it. to make it easier for you to get your garden woodwork looking it’s best, with every 20 litres of Creocote you buy, we will give you an applicator brush worth £5.25 completely FREE.

Well, Mr Cooper moved away a few years ago, but if you are reading this, and you have a garden fence that needs sorting out, you know where to come.

And It’s GOLD!! For The 6th Year In A Row

HOMECARE ESSENTIALS RECEIVES FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED SERVICE AWARD 2019

30 JANUARY 2019, Homecare Essentials has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, receive the award. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’ commitment to outstanding service.

Homecare Essentials met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2018, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Mark Brown, Homecare Essentials commented: “We’re thrilled to receive this award from Feefo. It recognises how hard we’ve been working to give great experiences to all our customers, who are the most important judges of what we do. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality of service, so it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. Feefo enabled us to consistently improve throughout 2018 and now we’re looking forward to another successful year ahead.”

Congratulating Homecare Essentials on winning this year’s award, Matt West, CEO at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising those companies that excel beyond the norm. This year we’ve seen many remarkable businesses leveraging the full potential of Feefo to provide outstanding levels of experience for their customers – and rightly being awarded our most prestigious accreditation. I’m looking forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with us throughout 2019.”

Feefo is a reviews and customer insights technology company that provides businesses with the tools to collect real, purchase-verified reviews and insights. Working with over 3,500 clients, Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction, in order to increase consumer confidence and enable businesses to make smarter business decisions.

From all of us at Homecare Essentials, we would like to thank our great and valued customers who left us feedback that enabled us to be awarded the GOLD SERVICE STANDARD Award for the 6th consecutive year.

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That Time Of Year Again! – Parcel Delivery.

You may have seen in yesterday’s Daily Mail, an article about delivery warnings because of Black Friday / Cyber Monday,

(Link to full article HERE)

the long and short of the article is a warning that 1 in 10 parcels may not be delivered on time due to the volume of shopping over the weekend.

At Homecare Essentials, we are the busiest we have ever been and that’s a huge thank you to our customers, now, whilst we are dispatching your orders on time, we do ask you to bear with us should your package be delivered a day or so late and to please bear in mind, Royal Mail and UK Mail, our carriers are currently stretched to the limit with the sheer volume of deliveries being requested at this time of the year.

If you have any concerns or queries about your order delivery, please contact us on:

Tel: 01733 241960

Email: info@homecareessentials.co.uk

Point to remember: Royal Mail standard delivery DOES NOT carry any tracking facilities so if you requested standard delivery, please check with your local Royal Mail depot before contacting us.

Thank You.

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Weekly Product Round Up.

Welcome to a new weekly section, showcasing new products to purchase this week.

This Week – Command.

Command specialise in home organisation. They produce a range of products that enable you to place items in rooms that you can’t really use nails and traditional hangers for pictures, like the Bathroom. Command Products are a great alternative to nails or screws, 3M adhesive holds on strongly yet stretches off cleanly.

 

Organise your Bathroom or Shower Stall.

To purchase, click the title below.

Bathroom Caddy.

Corner Caddy.

Razor Caddy.

Soap Dish.

Bathroom Hooks.

 

Need to hang a picture frame? they have you covered.

*Do Not use with Wallpaper

Frame Stabilising Strips.

Large Hanging Strips.

Medium Hanging Strips.

 

They do a whole range of Hooks too. Here’s a couple.

Modern Metal Hook.

Key & Mail Caddy.

Key Rail.

With Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, try this one.

Outdoor Light Clips.

 

Feel free to peruse our extensive range. They are really useful, especially for rented accommodation where putting nail holes in walls is a no no.

Method Toilet Cleaner 709ml – New Bottle and New Fragrance

NEW Latest Method Toilet Cleaner

Method Cleaning Products have re-launched their Toilet Cleaner. With a brand new bottle and a new Spearmint Fragrance.

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Don’t replace one unpleasant odour with another in the name of clean. Your toilet – and your nose – deserve better. Our non-toxic, biodegradable, gel toilet cleaner is powered by natural citric acid to deep clean and remove tough stains and the only thing it leaves behind is the pleasant scent of spearmint.

Spearmint Fragrance

Just like your favourite chewing gum, spearmint makes you want to take a deep breath and say “ahhh.” the crisp minty fragrance of peppermint + spearmint bursts with cooling menthol, while a hint of geranium provides just the slightest floral note.

Method Toilet Cleaner is safe for septic tanks and cess pits, as all of the ingredients are biodegradable, also safe to use on natural stone provided it is sealed.

709ml

Click HERE to Buy  £3.29