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The Top 10 Essential Gardening Tools Every Gardener Should Own

Whether it is a Home garden or a community garden you cannot do much gardening without the proper gardening tools. Gardening tools are essential for carrying out many jobs in and around the garden, jobs such as cutting grass, trimming trees, shrubs and hedges, planting flowers, removing trees, digging the soil, watering plants etc. There are certain tools necessary to have a healthy and well looked after garden. Although there are many tools available in gardening stores we will consider…

Customer Relationship Management

Back in late 2018 Maintenance Services Direct started an ambitious project to Design and manufacture a bespoke CRM System (Customer Relationship Management System) to allow us to centrally control every aspect of our business activities and bring a more customer driven experience. Our hope is to bring this system fully mobile so that our engineers are able to access it from site (restricted access) and update our system on a live basis. We are well underway with this project and…

Happy New Year

We are on the last day of 2018 so we would like to take this opportunity to wish ALL of our customers, friends, family and anyone currently reading this post a Very Happy New Year 2019.  We hope that the coming year is a healthy, happy and prosperous one. We give thanks to our customers for their business during this past year and hope to offer the same help and support through the coming year. We would also like to…

Website and email migration

Hi and welcome to our blog post for October 2018. In the following post we would like to inform both our current and future customer/visitors that we are currently starting a migration process for our website and emails from our existing provider to a new, faster and better provider. Maintenance Services Direct has taken this step to help bring a quicker and improved experience to the user and to help keep our already high levels of security. We have carried…

Garage door lubrication

Inspect and Maintain Your Garage Door in 8 simple steps Your garage door lubrication and inspection is just as important to your house as your roof or windows and is quite expensive to replace, but why is it very few households get it maintained? Many homeowners will carry out annual checks of their roof for loose or slipped tiles, missing and broken slates etc. However, when it comes to garage door maintenance too many people are missing it out altogether.…

Help in the Community

Maintenance Services Direct are reaching out in the local Community to offer help by Volunteering some of our time to help people or organisations who are in need. Over the coming weeks and months we are embarking on a “Help in the Community” project and we will begin to send letters, emails and messages out along with speaking to people to offer our services. We are looking to help local charities, community centres, church groups and general members of the…

History of Electricity

Starting with Ben Many people think Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity with his famous kite-flying experiments in 1752.  Franklin is famous for tying a key to a kite string during a thunderstorm, proving that static electricity and lighting were indeed, the same thing. However, that isn’t the whole story of electricity.  Electricity was not “discovered” all at once.  At first, electricity was associated with light. People wanted a cheap and safe way to light their homes, and scientists thought electricity might…

Types of Lubrication

Types of Lubricants and How to Use Them Almost everyone as heard of Lubricant in one form or another, Do you have that door that makes an annoying squeak everytime you open it? Do you have that sticky padlock on you garden shed or outbuildings? How about a stiff or hard to open window? Dont rush out just yet and grab the WD-40 (Other lubricants are readily available). One of the most common applications or uses for a lubricant is…

The Importance of Home Repairs

Whether you have plans to sell your house or live in it for the rest of your life, it is essential for all homeowners to carry out repairs and regular maintenance. Minor fixes can help you prevent serious problems in the future. Comfort Major components of the home such as heating and plumbing need to be monitored regularly. They have a significant effect on how comfortable you can be in your home and replacements can be costly. If features of…

The Importance of Lighting Maintenance

  It’s often overlooked, but proper lighting maintenance is a large part of reducing utility bills, especially for businesses where lighting accounts for an estimated 20 percent of the total energy used in commercial buildings. More often than not, many businesses do not have a detailed lighting maintenance policy other than replacing burned-out bulbs. Poor lighting maintenance can lead to visual degradation, reducing worker productivity, and contribute to higher utility costs. Having an effective lighting maintenance policy includes having written…