Damp Caused by a Roof Problem

There are many different causes of damp patches in the house depending on the situation and where it is located. Damp in a bathroom for example may just be a case of lack of ventilation where a shower is generating steam. However, in a bedroom where damp is seen at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling could be a result of a roof problem.

If there is a slipped tile or cracked tile on the roof it can be an entry point for water to get in. If this is left unrepaired it can lead to water damage inside and damp patches. If you do discover some damp the first thing to check is the roof. This can be done simply by inspecting the tiles from the ground level. If the tiles look like they may be damaged, it is best to hire a professional to inspect the roof and find out the extent of the damage. They will also be able to best advise you on the course of action to minimise any further damage and get the repair fixed.

The image below shows damp in my house that was caused by a flat roof in need of repair. The roof was sagging and water was collecting on top of it. In my case it was more economical to replace the whole roof, because the damage was already extensive and the roof was 30 years old. The Derby Roofer that inspected and replaced my roof did an excellent job and really minimised any disruptions while the work was being carried out.


It is always better to keep a roof well maintained and catch any problems before they escalate into leaks and damp. It is easier to inspect a slopped tile roof from the ground for any visual problems, like broken tiles, than it is to climb up to see a flat roof. It may be possible to see it by looking from a further distance. However, to check for rips and sagging it most likely will be necessary to climb up to get a better look.

Top SEO Tips for Local Business

These days you need a website for your business to even compete in most local markets. That is just the start, after you have your website up and running it is not going to offer any benefits if no one can find it. You need to promote your website and get it recognised in Google as being one of the most relevant sites that people want to visit for your chosen keywords.

The number one spot on Google gets approximately 42% of all clicks, with position two getting around 8% and position three about 6%. After page one there are very few clicks, because the majority of people do not even click on the next page. With these numbers it is easy to see that the most traffic comes from being number one on google. This makes it ever more important to get a website ranked highly and get all those clicks from the search engines.

social-imageOne of the most important factors in ranking is social. This can be achieved easily by utilising social media for your business. A good social property for Derby SEO services is a Facebook page and regularly posting relevant content to the page. The types of content that can be posted vary widely and be anything from pictures, memes, articles, news, contests, etc.

Another important consideration is building citations. A citation is a property, like a business listing that contains basic details about the company, such as address, contact information and opening hours. A good citation to have is Yelp, which is a good example of what to look for when creating a few citations. Ollema Web Marketing is a good example of a well done local business Yelp listing, Derby SEO. It is not necessary to purchase premium listings, however, if more features are required, this is something that could be done and may offer some extra value and leads.

Finally, ranking a website in local search can be tricky, especially for people that are not technically minded or have any prior experience. It is very easy to get in to hot water and end up with a penalised site just by following out of date unethical SEO practices that are abundant all over the Internet. There are plenty of skilled search engine marketers, like this company in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaRYO8Ql8Zo, who are able to the ranking for you.

Leaving your Pet Home Alone

There will be times when it is unavoidable but to leave your dog at home all by himself while you are out for most of the day. It is far from an ideal situation, but sometimes it is necessary. There are even times when all family members may be out all day at work and the dog has to entertain himself for a large portion of the day. There are a number of ways to keep your canine mentally stimulated and avoid any naughty behaviours or destruction while you are out.

Indoor Chuckit-2There is a great range of really tough dog toys that will last through some serious chewing. Have a look at the Planet Dog Toys UK range of balls and rubber bones. The balls are the strongest of all the toys and most of them have been rated 5 out of 5 on the chomper scale, meaning they are the most suitable for the strongest of chewers. These dog balls do commend a higher price than your average ball from the corner pet shop, but the quality far outweighs the additional cost outlay, giving you a great value for money.

There is another brand of tough dog toy that will almost stand up to the strengths of the Planet dog flexible rubber toys. You can get a few Chuckit toys and leave these with your dog. Again the balls will be the strongest and can still provide your dog with hours of entertainment. Alternatively they make really great fetch toys, just perfect for tiring out your pet after a long day at the office.

If you are really worried about what your dog gets up to when your back is turned, then the Motorola Scout 1 camera comes highly recommended. It allows you to keep tabs on your pouch and even pan and zoom around the room. Record the footage and watch it back later, you will soon see who does all the destructive damage, if you have more than one pet and often come home to mayhem.

It doesn’t need to be a hassle or a problem to leave your dog home alone. Just be sure to prepare and leave your dog with something interesting to play with, so he can keep himself occupied and out of trouble.