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Keep your lawn happy and healthy this winter

It can be a bit of a miserable task looking after your garden in winter. Cold, windy, wet days don’t offer the most enjoyable gardening experience! However, if you stay on top of your lawn care now, you are ahead of the game for when those colder winter months arrive.

Here are our top winter lawn care tips to make sure your garden is prepared for whatever mother nature throws at us!

 
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Giving your wood a new lease of life!

If your wooden decking, fence, or shed has seen better days - severely weathered, cracked, or splintered - and you think replacing it is your only option, think again! Our wood and decking restoration service is just what you need to restore your wooden decking, fence or shed to its former glory!

The winter weather can be particularly harsh on timber and as we go into those colder months again, preparing your decking, fence or shed is the trick to keep ahead of the game and prevent further maintenance in the future.

 
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Gutter clearance: Be ready for winter

With it officially becoming Autumn, you’ll want to be sure that your gutters are clean and in good shape. Although Autumn brings us nice crisp weather and fun seasonal events, it also brings a beautiful trail of leaves… that end up in your gutter.

Gutters are rarely considered and let’s be honest it isn’t the most glamorous job, but they serve a vital role in keeping the weather’s worst from damaging your property. If you are need of a helping hand this Autumn, our team is ready to assist!

 
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Myth busting: Do Solar Panels work in winter?

When most people picture the optimal weather conditions for solar panels, their mind usually depicts a bright sunny day where the hotter the temperature, the better. While a hot, sunny day in the middle of summer will yield an adequate level of solar energy production, these are not the only days of the year where solar panels are working in favour of the home or business owner.

 
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Keeping unwanted visitors out your home: the truth behind old wives’ tales and pest control

Have you ever wondered if any of the old wives’ tales that claim to get rid of bugs actually work?

Finding yourself faced with bugs in the home, whether it’s spiders or mice, can leave you frantically searching for a solution. So, we’re here to set the record straight on the effectiveness of old wives’ tales and what you can do to get rid of those unwanted visitors! Below, we’ve listed some of the more common old wives’ tales regarding pest control and sorted myth from reality.

 
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Keeping condensation and mould at bay this winter

Unfortunately, any property can be affected by condensation if the proper precautions and preventative measures aren’t taken. Damage can often be significant and there are health implications, too, should the moisture turn to mould.

There is, however, good news: preventing condensation isn’t difficult...providing you follow the correct procedures to combat it. So, we have put together our top tips for keeping your home condensation and mould free this winter!

 
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How to make your driveways and patios more than just a pretty face

First impressions count! Patios and driveways often serve as your home’s first point of contact for visitors, so keeping them pretty makes all the difference in your property aesthetics with long-term benefits. With our pressure washing and stone sealer treatment, we can revive and retain vibrancy of your stone paving, patio or driveway whilst increasing its lifespan. Pretty ideal, right?

 
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How soft washing can transform your home

Winter will be here right before we know it and you know what that means: leaves will start falling off of trees, dirt and dust will collect on your home’s exterior surfaces and spider webs will start to form.

If you want your home to look shiny and new this winter, then our soft wash service may be exactly what your property needs!

 
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10 best ways to prepare you home and garden for Winter

For the heat freaks amongst us, preparing for winter might be as much a mental act as it is physical, as you mournfully lay your shorts and tank tops to rest for the next few months. However, winter doesn’t have to be the desolate shadow cast over half of the year. Simply follow our top tips and create a warm winter haven for yourself in preparation for the cooler months.

 
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Gutter clearance – protect your property

As a homeowner, you may have a long list of things to do every Autumn before winter creeps in. Cleaning gutters to remove leaves, sticks, and debris should be a top priority on your Autumn checklist (if it isn’t already). Keeping leaves out of gutters is crucial for protecting the structure of your home and preventing costly inconveniences in the future. It’s dirty work, but never fear, Kin Kan Do is here, with our gutter clearance and repair service!

 
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To leave or not to leave, that is the question

As autumn rolls around, leaf clearing becomes another chore added to the home maintenance checklist; and potentially one that you’re tempted to ignore. Many people think that if leaves are left to the elements, they will decompose and thus the issue is avoided, but read on to find out why leaving leaves can do more harm than good.

 
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Gutter clearance – protect your property

As a homeowner, you may have a long list of things to d every Autumn before winter creeps in. Cleaning gutters to remove leaves, sticks and debris should be a top priority on your Autumn check list (if it isn't already.) Keeping leaves out of gutters is crucial for protecting the structure of your home and preventing costly inconveniences in the future. It's dirty work, but never fear, Kin Kan do is here, with our gutter clearance service! 

 
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How hedge cutting can transform your garden

With lockdown bringing out a newfound appreciation for our gardens and outdoor spaces, it’s important we show them some care. Hedge cutting is an excellent way to bring new life to your property and create a unique outdoor space for the family to enjoy all year round! However, to keep a garden beautiful, there is a need for regular maintenance…

 
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How aeration can transform your lawn

Your garden is a natural escape; a gathering spot for friends, family, and unwinding in the evening with a well-deserved glass of wine — so keeping it clean and fresh is a must! Seasonal lawn maintenance will keep your grass looking green, lush, and healthy, giving you one less thing to worry about as you enjoy those beautiful garden views. New to lawn aeration? You’re in the right place…

 
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Freshen up your house with a flawless fascia

The front of your house is the first thing people see, so a dirty exterior doesn’t always make the best impression! Whilst facias are often overlooked, they actually play an important role in protecting your home and maintaining its neat appearance. So, if your home needs a little TLC after another unpredictably British Summer, fascia cleaning may be just what you need to make your property appear brand new.

 
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Catch the sun in your garden with crystal clean conservatories and greenhouses

As summer draws to a close and autumn quickly approaches, conservatories and greenhouses require more attention than ever! With autumn being the peak season for a build-up of leaves and debris, regular cleaning of your conservatory and greenhouse is essential. Kin Kan Do offer both one-off or regular seasonal cleans ensuring that your home is full of natural light and that your greenhouse or conservatory remain sparkling clean and ready for the winter.

 
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Summer: the perfect time for cleaning gutters

A clean gutter is a year-round essential for any house — but one that‘s often ignored until it’s too late! Ideally every season of the year is great for gutter cleaning but, since this is not always possible, find out why Summer is the perfect time to keep your gutters clear.

 
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The benefits of cleaning your solar panels

Having solar panels installed in your home can bring an array of benefits, from having a more sustainable source of energy for your home, to providing an appealing feature that helps your property’s kerbside appeal should you decide to sell in the future. But some owners don’t realise that they do require a level of regular maintenance to keep their investment going further. Read on to find out the benefits behind keeping your solar panels clean.

 
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Sparkling windows for those crystal clear summer days

With the warmer weather blessing our gardens and outdoor spaces this year, it’s very likely that you’ve got a barbecue or two in the diary. But there’s one problem – your windows suddenly look incredibly grubby (how did that happen?!) Our highly experienced, friendly team of property maintenance professionals are bringing sparkling windows to homes across Kent Sussex, Surrey and Greater London – could your home be next on our list?  

 
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Make your property look new again for Summer

The continuation of lockdown into 2021 may have been giving you a bit of cabin fever — or maybe you’ve gotten so used to your home that faded fascia and grubby windows have stopped standing out quite so distinctively. With Summer fast approaching, and family reunions finally happening, we’re here to the rescue with our expert, recommended fascia and exterior cleaning that can make your house look brand new.

 
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Delivering property maintenance with 100% satisfaction

We care about our customers and always want them to have the best experience with our property maintenance service team, especially at a time where your home is more important than ever. That’s why we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee with our services. Here’s how we keep our customers happy – every time!

 
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Preparing with property care to welcome loved ones back to your home

After what has been a tough year, we’re pleased to see that things are finally looking up as coronavirus restrictions ease. As we welcome loved ones back to our gardens – and eventually our homes – it’s high time for your outdoor space to receive a bit of TLC. Here’s how you can prepare your property for those socially distanced barbecues and summer family reunions.

 
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How to enjoy your home at its best during your summer staycation

During the coronavirus lockdown, we have been spending more time in our homes than we could have anticipated this year. However, with travel restrictions and social distancing still in force, our homes are going to play a much bigger role in our lives this summer than normal as most of us staycation. Here’s how we can help make your summer at home as pleasant as possible.

 
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Our property care company values

We’re proud of our brand – our brilliantly trained, hardworking team members have helped us to build the professional and efficient property maintenance company we are today, along with a great client base. We thought we’d share the meaning behind our brand, and the values that we strive towards to bring the best possible results to properties across the Gatwick Diamond area.

 
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How we’re keeping our property maintenance team safe

During the coronavirus lockdown, we’ve had to think up new ways that our property maintenance team can keep working safely. With social distancing guidelines in place for months now, it’s second nature to us to work as safely as possible. Here’s how we’re keeping both our staff and our customers safe, so we can continue to help you care for your home.

 
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Four signs that you should call us to care for your property

As a homeowner, it can be easy to lose track of your property maintenance. If you’ve got lots of other priorities to focus on, a little bit of grime on your windows may not be the end of the world. However, there are some circumstances in which your home will be calling out for a bit of TLC. Here are some tell-tale signs that your home is in need of our expert care.