Home Care Tips

Explore the best ways to care for your home and the impact of hard and soft water.

New research reveals best (and worst) places to rent a hot tub

As we prepare for a winter at home, many of us are opting to rent or even buy hot tubs.

It’s been a crazy year in so many ways and while lockdown and travel constraints will likely see us spending the festive period here in the… Read More >

How to pronounce… the UK’s most confusing kitchen words

Microwave. Meekro wahve. Meek raw have.

As the lovely Nigella Lawson showed us all this week, pronouncing even common terms like microwave can be a real minefield.

So we wondered… what other kitchen terms do we struggle to pronounce?… Read More >

Christmas cook ups: the UK’s most googled christmas recipes

Every year, we slave over hot stoves to create spectacular festive feasts to fill the family. But what recipes are we most likely to cook up in December?

We analysed 3.7 million searches made on Google over the period of December 2019 to discover the recipes that… Read More >

Could hard water be ruining your baking?

From irritable dry skin to limescale damage in your home, the detrimental impact of hard water is well documented.

But, it has now been revealed water hardness also has a considerable effect on baking, too… Read More >

How to care for your boiler

It is easy to neglect your boiler over time, but this can result in poor performance and even breakdowns. In order to maximise the lifespan of your boiler and avoid buying a costly replacement, you should take steps to care for your boiler at home… Read More >

Revealed: the face of Britain’s front doors

Here at Harvey Water Softeners, we want to help homeowners across the UK to feel as comfortable as possible in their property with softened water at the heart of the home – whether that’s for a more luxurious bubble bath, shinier appliances or the feeling of soft water on your skin after a shower… Read More >

Latest Home Care blog posts

How To Reduce Heat Loss In A House

Nov 4, 2021 by Susie Thorne - From windows to floors to ceilings, improve your home energy efficiency with our tips on how to reduce heat loss in a house. Read our blog today. Did you know that most heat escapes from your loft? Well, heat rises - that’s why insulating your attic is a good idea. One thing’s for sure, as…

coffee machine on kitchen counter

How to Descale a Coffee Machine

Sep 11, 2021 by Abbey Moring - If you invested in a new coffee machine during lockdown, you’re not alone. After cafes across the country closed their doors for the second lockdown in November, retailers saw a staggering increase in coffee machine sales as people swapped their usual barista brew for an at-home coffee creation. If you fall into this camp, and…

How Much Water Does The Average House Use?

Aug 28, 2021 by Abbey Moring - How much water does the average house use? Washing your hands, cleaning the dishes and having a well-deserved soak in the bath - these daily activities all contribute to your individual water usage, but most of us haven’t stopped to think about our household water usage. According to Water UK, 46% of people believe their…

Is Hard Water Bad For Your Boiler? Nine in 10 Plumbers Say Hard Water Is A Serious Issue For The Health Of Your Boiler

Jul 30, 2021 by Abbey Moring - We’ve all had that dreaded moment on a weekday morning. You turn on the shower and you don’t have any hot water, or the pressure has dropped, and your boiler isn't firing up. No hot water means a miserable, cold shower to start the day and - worst-case scenario - a call to the local plumber. So, somewhere between £100 to £500…