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How Important is Light in the Living Room?

Proper lighting is essential for any home. It is important to maintain balance between personality and the functionality of the room when it comes to lighting the living room. One can transform the entire atmosphere of their living room within the proper use of lighting. One should remember that lighting not only has aesthetic and mood enhancing values, but play an important functional role in illuminating important task areas in the living room.

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Cure Condensation in your Home

Cure Condensation in your Home by understanding  condensation problems for a healthier home.

Houses in Liverpool and surrounding areas  are getting to be more airtight and draft free to increase the energy efficiency of our homes. As we reduce the drafts and make them more air tight we are also trapping air that carries moisture from cooking, cleaning and even breathing. This moisture rich air condenses on cold walls with a buildup of mold as issues begin to emerge that can cause health problems and home.

Cure Condensation to remove black mold

Black mold occurs where condensation forms and damages soft furnishings such as cloths, matrices, carpets, wall papers. Black mold has been linked to health issues such as headaches, breathing troubles and in addition queasiness and exhaustion and as a possible trigger for respiratory issues, for example, Asthma in some people. In conclusion if your property has black mold then to stop further damage and reduce health risks then you need to cure condensation stop black mold.

Black Mold Toxic MoldMarch of the black mold

Black Mold issues are more typical than you think with around 1 in 5 British homes experiencing issues with black mold. It’s unsightly, linked to health problems and unwelcome so that no property holder needs to yell about.

Black Mold builds up over time. Nonstop buildup issues are generally joined by black mold, an unattractive organism which backs its appalling head around window outlines, on dividers, entryways, roofs, furniture and it can even show up on your garments hanging inside a closet or wardrobe. A home experiencing poor ventilation will be helpless against both condensation and mold issues. So you need to cure condensation.

wet-rot-myceliumHow much damage does Black mold cause?

Black Mold typically demolishes whatever it becomes on as it progressively processes it. It discharges small spores that can go through the air; these spores regularly have mycotoxins and allergens attached to them.  It is the mycotoxins and allergens that can influence our well being and cause health issues.

What if we don’t cure condensation

Moisture in air gathering on frosty windows, walls and ceilings can result in paint to bubble and peel, stains, black mold, plaster becoming loose, crumbling, timber to decay causing wet rot that could lead to serious structural damage.

The black mold grows in the drywall, which must be removed before the building can be inhabited again.
The black mold grows in the drywall, which must be removed before the building can be inhabited again.

Living in a home where you don’t cure condensation, babies may create respiratory manifestations as an aftereffect to a particular kind of contagious mold, called Penicillium. Signs that a newborn child may have mold-related respiratory issues incorporate (yet are not restricted to) a constant hack and/or wheeze. Mold exposures have an assortment of health issues upon the individual. Some individuals are more delicate to mold than others. Exposure to mold can result in various wellbeing issues, for example, throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye aggravation, hack and wheezing, and in addition skin issues.

When we don’t cure condensation the additional moisture and  dampness empowers the development of different parasites in wood, bringing about decay or may in the end lead to widespread decorative and structural damage.

condensation and black mold
condensation and black mold

How to Cure Condensation

Condensation occurs when air that contains moisture cools. As cooler air has less ability to hold as much moisture as warmer air, condensation occurs. This condensation can be seen to occur on cooler surfaces such as windows, cold corners of rooms, under windows, etc.

So the best way to cure condensation is to reduce the amount of moisture that is generated in the home. This can be done by installing extractor fans where moisture is produced such as bathrooms and kitchens. Also ensure tumble dryers are vented to outside.  You may also consider installing heat recovery extract ventilation to reduce heat loss and its cold and wet in Liverpool most of the year.

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loft insulation

Another way is to ensure that there are less cool spots in your home. Insulating walls and roof spaces, installing double glazing. Keeping low level heating present for longer periods to ensure the inner building fabric as well as furniture and fittings is kept warm so attracting less condensation.

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air vent

Cure condensation by providing sufficient ventilation

Opening windows will increase ventilation but it also increases heat loss letting warm air escape and cooling the room. It is much better to install sufficient ventilation preferably with a vapour permeable membrane. As a rule of thumb a 100mm diameter air vent to outside with a vapour permeable membrane in each room and an electric extraction fan to the bathrooms/shower rooms and kitchen is usually sufficient to cure condensation. Each property has different characteristics and will all need slightly different solutions to cure condensation.

Do you have condensation problems or black mold?

If you have condensation or black mold in Liverpool and need a solution then call Andrew for advice and a solution on 07831 564351 or 0151 9280653 or email Andrew at


Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland

Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland

Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland

Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland


For all your Boiler servicing in Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland

Boiler servicing Crosby Bootle Seaforth and Litherland

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Property repairs in Liverpool

Property repairs in Liverpool and surrounding areas.

We have been providing the following services to Liverpool and surrounding areas since 1993.

Plumbing and Heating (gas safe registered)

Boiler repair and servicing

Bathroom design and installation

Kitchen design and installation

Structural repairs (Andrew Foote is a Chartered Building Engineer)

DPC installation

Timber treatments for dry rot and woodworm

Roof repairs

Drain Clearing and repairs





uPVC window and door replacements

For more information or to book a survey or quote please call 07831 564351 And ask for Andrew or follow the link below to contact us by email, Facebook,  or through other social media.

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AJF Services 999 – contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance


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Liverpool Boiler Service and Repair – Gas safe registered

Liverpool Boiler Service – Servicing Boilers throughout Liverpool – Gas safe registered

Liverpool Boiler Service and Repair – Gas safe registered – AJF Services 999 Service and repair boilers throughout Liverpool and surrounding areas. Gas safe registered

Liverpool Boiler Service and RepairLiverpool Boiler service and repair at an fordable cost with over 20 years experience. Gas safe registered

Gas safe registered and fully guaranteed.





Liverpool Boiler Service and Repair


During  Boiler Service and Repair, testing the appliance is very important to ensure safety and efficiency.

Gas Safe registered engineers are trained in the most up to date use of testing equipment to ensure safety and reliability.


for a Liverpool Boiler Service and Repair call Andrew on 07831 5643541 today for a service or emergency repair

Liverpool Boiler Service and RepairAn expert Gas Safe engineer would know straight away what part of this gas meter installation does ot meet current standard. Don’t be fooled by anyone that says they know what they are doing if they are not Gas Safe Registered. Call 07831 564351 for an expert Gas Safe Registered Engineer to Service or repair your gas appliances today 07831 4564351 and ask for Andrew

For more info on servicing gas boilers follow this link Liverpool Boiler Service and Repair – Gas safe registered

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Leaking flashing and root damaged wall

Leaking flashing and root damaged wall

The video blow shows the damage that was causes by a leaking led flashing.

The rain water had been leaking onto the top of the brickwork causing damp and the external render to crack because of the Leaking flashing and root damaged wall.

At some point a seed from a ‘Buddleia‘ had started to grow in the brickwork of the chimney with the roots seeking out moister and creeping down through the bick-work causing damage to:-

The mortar joints

Root damaged wall

External render

Flat roof to a ground floor extension (not in video)

Plaster board ceiling

Kitchen cabinets.

It cost thousands to repair all the damage causes. If the Leaking flashing and root damaged wall had been looked at sooner it would have cost less than £200.

So if you fear a Leaking flashing and root damaged wall could be happening call us out straight away so the damage doesn’t cost thousands. Prevention is always more cost efficient that cure.

Below is the same wall that has been cleaned in preparation to start rebuilding then restoration works can begin on the ground floor roof structure and covering and then the internal works can begin…. and all this from a Leaking flashing and root damaged wall….

Although we are going into winter as I post this and I start focusing more on boiler servicing and repairs you can still contact me for the other services we provide including plumbing. heating, drainage and building maintenance….even for repairing a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I hope you liked the videos about the Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing that I posted above.

To book a survey or appointment to have anything from gas boiler repairs, to new bathrooms or general building and maintenance please call me on 07831 564351 and I will help you out.

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Powerflush Liverpool

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Powerflush Liverpool today for a warmer future

Powerflush Liverpool to increase safety, increase efficiency, Powerflush Liverpool to prevent costly boiler repairs as a Powerflush Liverpool will help keep your house warm and cosy

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Why you should Service your gas Boiler in Liverpool

Why you should Service your gas Boiler in Liverpool

Why you should Service your gas Boiler in LiverpoolWhy you should Service your gas Boiler in Liverpool

As with most things that need to be maintained regularly, it’s to make sure that it is working effectively, safely and economically. Especially with gas boilers this is why you should service your gas boiler in Liverpool every year and use a certified and knowledgeable engineer.

What should I expect when a gas Engineer arrives?

Firstly ensure that the Engineer is registered with Gas Safe. When a service is performed by a qualified ‘Gas Safe’ registered engineer, the service should last about an hour and  include gaining access to the boilers combustion chamber, gas burner, exhaust fan etc during cleaning and testing of the gas boiler to ensure that it is installed correctly,safe to use and working correctly and efficiently. this is achieved as the Engineer will carry out a number of assessments on the boiler during a service.

Why you should Service your gas Boiler in Liverpool every year.

Frequent annual servicing and safety checks to your boiler is essential as it ensures that the boiler is working to the requirements designed by the boiler manufacturer. This will help extend the life of the boiler as well as prevent mistakes and expensive maintenance in the future.

The efficiency of central heating boilers declines with use. There are several reasons for this, the key ones being:

Soot/carbon deposits from combustion process building up within the boiler.
The crucial air-to-gas ratio changes due to constant element wear effecting combustion and efficiency.

A Boiler services will remove any sooting, dust and debris and, by testing and adjustment, will re-establish the the best possible operating settings. But while optimising working efficiency is vital in these days of increasing energy expenses, there are other essential benefits in having your boiler serviced:

By verifying the safety checks and faults can be found and can be recognized and fixed early enough.
A variety of functional systems and elements will be examined including:
– Gas and water leaks
– Boiler combustion performance (using flue gas analyser)
– Sounds that indicate incorrect operation.
– Incorrect heat-up/ circulation

Just like vehicles, central heating boilers can function for many decades with servicing but generally have reduced efficiency as they age and become to look inefficient against modern technology.

Carbon monoxide, The silent killer

Carbon Monoxide (also known as CO) is a colourless, odourless toxic gas and is a typical yet avoidable cause of loss of life.

When we burn gas and air correctly we get Carbondioxie and water vapour. When it burns incorrectly we get carbon monoxide and carbon. The carbon is the black deposits people mistake as soot and the carbon monoxide is the poisonous, odourless gas.

When CO is absorbed into the body it prevents the blood from taking in fresh air. If a person is found to have CO over a period, it can cause sickness and even loss of life. As well as Monoxide has no fragrance, flavor or color. This is why it is sometimes called the “Silent Killer”.

Carbon monoxide alarms are invaluable in warning people of a build up of this poisonous gas but these are no substitute for professional servicing and upkeep of , boiler, equipment, ventilation and flues.

Is there really a benefit to servicing my boiler?

How much more efficient a boiler will be after servicing will depend on the boiler, when the last time it was serviced and the system it is connected to.

If the Boiler has not been serviced for several year you may get 5% or more efficiency increase.

If the boiler Is a condensing boiler efficiency could be improved up to 91%.

Where the system that the boiler is connected to is inefficient and poorly set up then this can greatly effect the boiler performance. Where the return water from the system is above 54c a condensing boiler can’t run efficiently. Where the return water from the heating system is below 54c this aids the condensation of combustion gasses and extracts upto 10% more energy from the combustion process.

So cleaning the boiler and checking the flow temperatures to and from the heating system and adjusting the flow rate and return temperature can save £££’s.

How often should I service my boiler?

Most Boiler producers suggest an yearly support, mainly on the reasons of safety and reliability. On efficiency reasons it is well worth servicing gas  boilers yearly because of the intake of dust and debris and flying insects from outside and the build-up of deposits from the combustion process.

Why you should Service your gas Boiler in LiverpoolBenefits why you should service your gas boiler in Liverpool

As with all heating equipment, your boiler should be maintained regularly to make sure that it is working effectively and safely.

Checking for the production of Carbon monoxide saves lives.

The service should be performed by a gas safe registered Engineer.

Servicing can greatly increase energy performance.

Servicing extends the life of the boiler.

I hope this article about ‘Why you should Service your Gas Boiler in Liverpool‘ was helpful. To book a boiler service today simply email me at or phone me on 07831 564351


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Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool

Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool
Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool

Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool are starting to increase now that people are starting to use there heating as the Winter takes hold of Liverpool last year we had a big freeze. Brrrrrr!

Last year was the Biggest freeze we have seen for years and the cold winters seem to be getting worse in Liverpool and boilers and central heating systems are stretched to their limit to keep a home warm. But beware!!!  Without regular safety checks and servicing the boiler can break down and leave you looking for  Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool just when you don’t need it. That has the potential to leave you and your family in the cold and out of pocket. Especially if you call out British Gas. lol

Keep your boiler in tip top condition.

It is important to have your Gas Boiler serviced and your heating system checked to ensure that it is working efficiently and to highlight faults and maintenance requirements before they happen and leave you looking for an engineer to perform Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool.

Your central heating system, Boiler and radiators and controls all work together to keep your home warm and reduce gas consumption while it does this with improved efficiency.

One or two small ‘Tweaks’ could help reduce gas consumption and improve it’s efficiency at minimal cost.

Carbon Monoxide. The silent Killer

This is why you must carry out regular boiler checks is the risk of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and poisoning kills year after year. It is a colorless and odorless gas which you could breathe in without knowing. Only with regular boiler checks will you know if there is a leak. It is also advised that you Install a Carbon monoxide alarm to give you piece of mind.

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Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool with Andy Foote

When the worst happens and your heating system and  gas boiler starts to play up or breaks down completely you need to find someone fast to get it up and running again without breaking the bank. When you need emergency gas boiler repairs you must ensure that you pick the right person. . Finally, you’ll want to check your plumber is fully registered. Reputable Gas Engineers will be registered with ‘Gas Safe’ And insured.  So when you need Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool just call me… I am Gas Safe registered. Insured up to £2 million pounds and have a background in training and assessing gas engineers for their gas assessments and qualifications. So you will be in good hands.

Write down this number for Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool

Call Andy on 07831 564351 for if you ever need Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool or just need your boiler and central heating system brought back to its optimum efficiency.

I carry out Emergency Gas Boiler Repairs in Liverpool and surrounding areas including full central heating Power-flushing and other gas appliance servicing and repairs.

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Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator

Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool

Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator with a HIGH EFFICIENCY PUMP as of JANUARY 2013 to save money today in Liverpool

In January 2013 there was a pumping revolution across the UK as contractors and installers working with new build developers, on renovation projects and self build new home projects started to observe new regulations when it comes to fitting small circulating pumps on heating systems with an external small pump and it s all because of the ERP Directive from Europe. 

Old CH PumpThe European Union has recognised that for us to achieve its requirements for carbon emission reductions, and energy use reductions across the twenty seven member states, it has to act now.

By 2020 the total electricity consumption of all glandless circulating pumps operated in the European Union for heating and air conditioning has to be halved. This also includes the normal small circulating pumps that we still have in many homes that pump water around our central heating systems . This is the objective of an EU ordinance under the European ErP (Eco-Design) Directive which now regulates the energy efficiency of this type of pump as of the 1 January 2013.  Further  requirements are being planned for the 1st August 2015 when these regulations will apply to the small pumps incorporated in combi and system boilers installed on new systems or in renovation projects where a new boiler is attached to an existing heating system.

An overall reduction of 11 million tonnes per year is estimated as these changes are thought to be likely to provide a reduction in EU-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

In order to achieve this goal set by the European Commission, the EU ordinance prohibits the sale of technically outmoded, inefficient pump models from 2013 onwards. That included the basic static speed pumps that are outside of the boiler in domestic properties as of 1st Jan this year and pumps in Conbis and system boilers as of August 2015. So now you have to Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator. 

The important thing to recognise while determining which pump models can continue to be used from now on is the energy efficiency index (EEI).

Why do we now have to Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool

As of January 2013, the limit EEI value of glandless circulating pumps installed outside the Boiler – external pumps – not those incorporated in combi or system boilers at this stage – will be defined as 0.27.  Pumps will be better than the minimum requirements of the current A rated pumps as the energy efficiency classes specified at present will then become superfluous.

I the near future (August 2015) the EEI limit value will be reduced to 0.23. This will also apply to glandless circulation pumps, designed to operate in newly installed heat generators or solar thermal systems (integrated pumps). In the last implementation stage, from 2020 the regulations  will also apply to the replacement of integrated pumps in existing heat generators and domestic boilers.

How much could you save if you Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool

Many energy efficient single pumps offer potential electricity savings of up to 90% compared to standard pumps without speed control. They already comply with the first stage requirements for 2013 and with the limit values of the second stage of the glandless circulating pump ordinance due for 2015.

The new regulation on circulators will shift the market towards the intelligent high efficiency circulators that are capable of adjusting their performance to meet the specific needs of the heating system.

By 2020 across the 27 European member states, the EU Commission estimates that inefficient circulators are responsible for about a 20% share of household energy bills and removing them and replacing them with intelligent circulators could save as much as €2.2 billion – equivalent to the total annual electricity consumption of Ireland!

The Circulation Pump the the heart of your heating system and without it your system will fail and leave you out in the cold.

To make savings of up to 18% of your electricity Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool. This along with other energy efficiency controls (that are set correct) could save you even more.

If you want to Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool or contact me for any other reason just click on that text. Contact us