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Tradesmen at Christmas

01/12/2016
Christmas is easily one of the busiest times of the year for most of us. For tradesmen, in particular, it's the season when they're also usually run off their feet. Here's how a few of our local tradesfolk will be helping to smooth things over for us this Yuletide.   Electrician   If your dodgy Christmas lights have blown your electrics, an experienced electrician . . .

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Five Signs You May Need Plumbing Repairs

04/11/2016
It is all too easy to take your plumbing system for granted. Yet when you use something every day, wear and tear is inevitable, and regular maintenance is essential. As any plumber in Bristol and South Gloucestershire can tell you, it is vital to know how to spot abnormalities in your plumbing, so you can remedy them as soon as possible. A minor blockage or leak can rapidly become far more serious . . .

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Five Tips for Clean Carpets

04/11/2016
A quality carpet can really make a house feel like a home, adding a touch of comfort and warmth which is appreciated all the more on those winter mornings when hardwood or stone floors can feel like ice beneath your feet. However, as most homeowners discover before long, carpets can be notoriously difficult to keep clean. Professional carpet cleaning is the most effective solution, but here’ . . .

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Tiling Made Easy

04/11/2016
Whether you’re in the midst of redecorating, or simply touching up your grout, knowing how to lay and seal tiles is a useful skill. It’s not a complicated job, yet without proper planning, it is all too easy to end up with an uneven surface, or unsightly gaps. You could call on one of Bristol’s painters and decorators for support, but if you’d rather do it yourself, here . . .

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Don't Fall Victim To Frozen Pipes This Winter

04/11/2016
With the winter months closing in, it’s time to start thinking about the integrity of your plumbing system, especially if you’re planning to spend some time away from home. As temperatures plummet, your water supply can begin to freeze, limiting your flow and causing significant damage to your pipes. So as plumbers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire begin to gear up for a busy season . . .

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Reasons to go local rather than big corporate business

01/11/2016
The local tradesman has been a pillar of our communities for centuries. Word of mouth used to be the way that we heard about reliable tradesman in our area, going off the trusted recommendations of friends or family - now we have the benefit of resources such as Trust Local, which advertises trusted and verified local tradesmen in the directory. So there is still every reason to go local, but w . . .

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Dos and don’ts of advertising on social media

26/09/2016
If the world is a global village, social media is its town hall. With billions of people worldwide now connected through digital giants such as Facebook and Twitter, there has never been a more thorough and exciting medium to advertise your business on. However, as with all other forms of advertising, you still need to promote your company effectively. Here are a few dos and don’ts that will . . .

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Why local directories mean big scale results

31/08/2016
Your potential customers are all around you, and with the advent of the internet, the emphasis seems to be on transforming your business so that people from all over the world can access it. How about people who live near you, though? Introducing yourself to your local community is a great opportunity to build face-to-face links with people who can make a real difference to you and your business. . . .

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Optimus Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Low Back Pain:

19/08/2016
80% of us at some point will suffer from low back pain. It is in the top 3 causes of time off work and visits to the doctor. Three common contributors to causing back pain are: Sitting in a slumped posture. Bending and lifting without a straight back. Weakness due to sedantry lifestyle. At Optimus we spend a lot of time managing patients in a lot of pain. Generally the best ad . . .

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Why the words of others can be vital for your business

05/08/2016
If you are considering buying a product or booking a service of some kind online, do you take time to read past customer reviews? Research company Jupiter found out that 77% of people do. Buy something on Amazon and you'll always be asked to provide a review, and some companies have thousands of these collected into a satisfaction rating. Now, consider this from a different angle. How often do . . .

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