One of the annual tasks we all face is looking at how to protect your property in winter. This can be anything from looking out for pipes that might freeze and burst through to keeping the paths clear and slip-free. Here are a few tips to consider.
Keep your central heating on even if you are away from home all day or on holiday. A minimum temperature of at least 10 degrees will prevent pipes from freezing and then bursting, leading to a costly flood.
Have your boiler serviced in autumn or even late summer to ensure it is ready for the tasks ahead. This will catch common problems and ensure the boiler is in the best condition to handle the demands of winter rather than breaking down in the first cold snap.
Have someone check your loft insulation is adequate as we waste a huge amount of money in utility bills because the heat simply vanishes through the roof. Also, make sure you have sufficient ventilation in the roof to prevent damp problems and condensation.
Check the roof and guttering around the home to make sure everything is up to the job of winter weather. Clear leaves from drains and gutters so water can flow to the right place. Watch for signs of drips where guttering might be leaking.
Look for anything that might blow around and cause damage in high winds. Make sure sheds and outbuildings are secure and lockable and put any items into them that you can. Those videos on YouTube of trampolines blowing down the street might be funny – when they aren’t yours!
If you spot a problem such as a boiler not working properly or a leak in the roof, get someone to look at it as soon as possible before it gets worse and you end up with a major issue on your hands.
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