5 tips to get your home ready for winter

5 tips to get your home ready for winter

As the winter season is around the corner, we know that changing weather conditions can cause considerable damage to your home. However, with a few easy tips, you can get your home ready for the winter season.

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1.Test your heating system

As the weather is changing to winter, you should check your heating before starting the actual winter season. Before the weather gets really cold, check if the heating system is working properly or not and get your heating system tested by a PAT expert. It will be helpful for you and gives you some time to ensure that all your heating system working properly before the days get too cold.

2.Service your boiler

You must service your boiler to check that it’s working properly. To check your boiler you can read the instruction manual. It may also be worth simply calling us and having your boiler serviced by a registered gas safety engineer. It will give you peace of mind and ensure there is no leaking carbon monoxide.

3.Insulate water pipes

Cold weather can freeze the water in your pipes and it may cause them to burst. It will not only make you make more for the damage but also make you move out in the cold while repairing is undertaken. Insulating your water pipes by using lagging can reduce the loss of heating and prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.  Uninsulated pipes in colder areas, like the loft or the basement, are more likely to burst.

4.Get your outdoor space ready

Before winter gets started you must have to ensure that your garden is clear, clean and ready for winter. You must have to secure anything that could be swept away by the wind such as greenhouses, plant pots and wheelie bins.

5.Roofing and Property Maintenance

Roof tiles get loose throughout the year and this could lead to leaks through the winter. It is good to get your roofing and property maintenance inspected by a professional to make sure there is no leakage in the roofing and no more areas that need fixing before the weather gets colder.

Many people experience issues with their property throughout the winter months. Winter is when a lot of people need to make ensure that their home is ready for the winter season.

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