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Register your appliances today

Registering your appliance might not be the first thing you think of when moving to a new house or upgrading products in your home.

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Second-hand fridge buying guide

Thinking of getting a used fridge? With freecycled white goods growing in popularity, here’s what to think about before getting a second-hand fridge.

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We're here to help more people freecycle

For sustainable living, many focus on recycling plastic or waste. But how you reuse appliances could prevent landfill waste and help people in need.

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Who are the Reuse Network?

Curious about donating white goods? Want to help someone get a second hand fridge? Reuse Network help reduce waste and alleviate poverty. Find out more.

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5 activities to do with children outdoors

The lockdown rules might be easing, but many of us are still staying at home as much as possible. Get the children away from the TV with our top DIY ideas to keep them entertained.

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Save energy and the planet with your dishwasher

The final part of The Energy Saving article series focuses on how you can use your dishwasher more efficiently and how you can save both money and energy during the winter months ahead.

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Using your boiler in warmer weather

Should you turn off your boiler completely when it’s warm out?
Check out our central heating tips and boiler care over summer.

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A guide to rinse aids, dishwasher salt and tablets: all your questions answered

From whether you need rinse aids to understanding the purpose of dishwasher salt, we’ve put together a guide answering every question you might have.

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How to choose a new boiler

When the time comes to replace the boiler, it’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing the cheapest option that works - or the first one you come across - just to keep the heating and hot water flowing.

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Repair or replace: a guide

Broken fridge? Washing machine out of action? When it comes to broken down white goods, when should you repair and when is it time to replace?

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Meet Luke Whitehorn, our Marketing Director

Luke has worked at Domestic and General for over 5 years and looks after the marketing digital team.
He shares shares a little about him, life at D&G and a few fun facts along the way.

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How to wash your workout wear and gym clothes

After hours of running the sweat wicking technology of most modern sportswear means it needs to be looked after to keep it clean and fresh!

We have compiled our top hints and tips to keep your kit working as hard as you do.

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Cost of running a tumble dryer

Find out how much it costs to run a tumble dryer and what you can do to potentially cut your energy bills when using the dryer.

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Tumble dryer do's and don'ts

Before turning on the tumble dryer, you might want to check if you can actually dry that outfit or those bedsheets. Here’s our guide to safe tumble drying.

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Moving house? Here's how to move your white goods stress free

Offer on your dream house has been accepted, the bad news: you're going to have to organise moving house. These are our top tips to help move your white goods safely and make the big day go smoothly.

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It’s Register My Appliance Week

Launched in 2015 as an industry-wide initiative Register My Appliance by AMDEA is a safety initiative to ensure appliance-owners were contactable in the event of a recall.

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Meet Kam Kandola, our Sales Director

Kam has worked at Domestic and General for over 9 years but has over 20 years’ experience in winning new prospect clients within a range of sectors.
He talks about his role, shares his insights and what life is like for him at D&G.

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Don’t let blocked drains drain your finances – drain care tips and tricks

Looking to find out how to unblock drains or how to unblock a sink? We’ve got all you need to know about drain care and maintenance here.

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Common fridge faults and how to fix them

Though refrigerators generally operate very dependably, sometimes they can break down, and, when they do, the food inside can spoil in a hurry.

Before booking a repair engineer, there are some things we can troubleshoot and repair ourselves, and as a result, may save time and money in the long run.

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Save energy and the planet with your fridge freezer

In the first part of The Energy Saving series we look at one of the most trusty but expensive appliances – the fridge freezer.

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Domestic & General to open new operations hub in Nottingham

Domestic & General to move into new flagship hub in Nottingham with current offices turned into student flats

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Save energy and the planet with your laundry habits

The second part of The Energy Saving series focuses on how changing your laundry habits using your washing machine and tumble dryer can help you save money.

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Eco-friendly detergents good for you and the planet

Over the past few years, we have all become more aware of the products we use and the harm they might have on the environment.

We have gathered the eco products you need to introduce to your weekly wash day that are good for you and the planet.

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The best herbs to grow indoors

Enjoy fresh herbs all year long! It doesn't matter if you have a garden or not, you can still grow herbs even on a windowsill inside. Learn how to start an indoor herb garden, and which herbs do well for year-round cooking.

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How hard water affects your appliances

Find out how hard water can affect your dishwasher and washing machine, what you can do to reduce scale and learn more about water softeners.

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Finding the right tumble dryer

What’s the difference between a heat pump dryer and a condenser dryer? Which tumble dryer is the quickest? We answer these and more of your questions.

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Radiator Troubleshooting Advice

Looking for radiator help? Read on to find out what to do if your radiators are cold, how to bleed a radiator and other radiator problems.

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Defrosting a Freezer Safely - Your Questions Answered

As it’s part of running a home, like cleaning an oven, there will come a time when most of us will have to defrost a freezer. That’s why we’ve put together some questions and answers to help.

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Coronavirus Updates

We’re continuing to provide repairs and replacements. We know you may be relying on your appliances more than usual during this challenging time. That’s why we remain committed to providing help when you need it.

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5 Ways to Make Your Fridge Last Longer

How long should a fridge last? Is it time to replace your fridge? We answer these questions and more.

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Oven Cleaning Help and Advice

Have you wanted to know how often you should clean your oven, or what to use? Read on for more oven cleaning help and advice.

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How to keep your house warm in winter

While the lifespan of the average boiler is 12 years, it’s important to maintain it regularly to ensure maximum longevity. If your boiler and central heating system are working efficiently you’ll use less fuel and will benefit from lower heating bills.

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Top 5 tips for winter heating

A broken-down boiler might make you want to immediately pick up the phone and call for help, but there are a few things you could try first to prevent any problems.

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No hot water? Here are some things you can check

If you are expecting warm water from your taps only to discover that you only have cold, it can be both unpleasant and inconvenient. This guide will help you to identify and solve common causes of hot water problems.

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Heating not coming on? Could be something simple

It’s that time of year again, one of the busiest for heating engineers, when people start to turn their heating on after having been off for the summer months.

There could be any number of reasons why your boiler has stopped working, but thankfully there are a few that you can easily fix yourself.

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Taking care of your gas appliances

If your home has gas appliances or fittings, you need to be aware of the risks of unsafe gas work and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

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What is a smart fridge and do I need one?

What is the Internet of Things, how does it work and how will it impact on your life in the home.

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Meet Dan Whitehouse, our Product Owner

We caught up with Dan Whitehouse, Product Owner within our Digital Team here at D&G who is pivotal in making these ongoing transformations.

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Domestic and General proudly supports LGBTQ+

Whilst we cannot take to the streets to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride this year, we will still be showing our support.

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Salute the NHS: One Million Meals

Salute the NHS, a not for profit and private sector led campaign serving the NHS frontline during the covid-19 crisis, fulfilled its promise to serve 1 million meal packs to critical medical teams.

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D&G Service and Salute the NHS

Meet Juan Domestic and General's Service Director who talks about what D&G have been doing over the last 8 weeks.

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Common dishwasher problems and how to fix them

Although your dishwasher can take all the strain away from washing up, and helps hygienically clean your dishes, it still needs some assistance from time to time in order to effectively be able to perform.

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How to extend the lifetime of your washing machine

The humble washing machine is the workhorse of a household. By following some simple hints and tricks you could add a few more years to your machine’s lifetime.

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Meet Jeffery Fung, our Data Science Manager

Jeff has worked at Domestic and General for just over 2 years and was the third member of our data science team. He shares his insights and what life is like for him at D&G.

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Stay active during COVID-19

Social isolation is going to be a challenge for those who love to keep active, with gyms closed and limited outside activity allowed, people are finding new ways to work out at home.

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Working from home - Our top five tips

Working from home may seem like a dream for many people. That is until you have to do it yourself. These are our top tips on how to do it well.

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3 ways to fix your tumble dryer

We have compiled the top 3 issues with tumble dryers and some helpful hints on how to fix them.

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Welcome to Domestic & General

For over a hundred years, Domestic & General have been a trusted provider of aftercare for millions of domestic appliances.

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Foods that last longer outside of the fridge

Here’s some tips on everyday foods that might be better off in the cupboard.

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Supporting the NHS

D&G partner with Salute The NHS to feed 1 million meals to vital frontline NHS teams.

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5 ways to fix your washing machine

From problems with the spin cycle to blockages in the drain hose, we’ve pulled together some of the top washing machine faults and tips on how to fix them. Hopefully they will help you get yours up and running again soon.

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Top 5 tips to help make your food last longer

These are some of our top tips for making your food stretch that little bit further

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How to make your home more energy efficient and save money

Here are some tips to help you reduce energy consumption, and could increase your disposable income.

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Smart home trends for 2020 and beyond

Tomorrow’s smart home won’t need to send you alerts and wait for your instructions. They’ll take care of that for you. Check out some of our favourites.

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Working from home needn't be a pain in the neck

If you’re new to home working, or looking to improve your home office conditions, here are our tips to help you be happier and more productive.