Local business man hoping his good deed will trigger a “domino effect”

By Dionne Meehan

A KINDHEARTED Letterkenny businessman has offered to clean ten houses with defective blocks for free this Christmas.

Peter Blake, founder of Peadar Jim’s Cleaning Services, has been in business for the past nine years offering services such as power-washing and guttering throughout the North West.


On his travels, Peter has witnessed a massive amount of homes and families suffering from the defective blocks crisis.

Opening his eyes to the conditions in which affected families were living in, Peter decided to give back this festive season.

“I remember doing a house last year and it was out in Glenswilly.

“The woman couldn’t even open her back door because the blocks were caving in.

“She had three or four children and it was just terrible.

“She just wanted her concrete washed around her house so that opened my eyes for starters,” he said.

Taking to Facebook earlier this week to post his appeal, Peter said the response so far has been “overwhelming”.


“I would love to do everybody’s to be honest just to lift somebody but I just can’t physically do it,” he said.

With his ten homes now selected, Peter is planning on cleaning one house every Friday until this project is complete.

Hoping that his kind gesture will trigger a “domino effect” on other local business, Peter said it has to start somewhere.

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