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Winter Proofing Your Property For Cold Weather

Winter Proofing

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the icy cold temperatures due to hit the UK this winter. Making sure your property is prepared for winter is extremely important and will ensure you and your family stay warm and protected when temperatures are low outside.

Below, we share our top tips for winter-proofing your property.

Stop the draughts

Draughts will quickly bring down the temperature of your home. Before the cold weather arrives, take the time to draught-proof your home. This will stop warm air escaping your home through gaps and cracks. Doors and windows can be sealed with draught-proof tape, whereas rugs can be laid down to stop warm air from escaping through floorboards. Letterboxes and keyholes should also be sealed up to stop cold air from coming through.

Upgrade your boiler

If you can’t remember the last time you upgraded your boiler or you’ve noticed your home takes a long time to heat up, it could be time for a new heating system. Upgrading your boiler will not only give you peace of mind your home will stay warm and cosy this winter, but it will also save you money on your energy bills too.

Reflect radiator heat

One of our favourite budget-friendly tricks is to line radiators on external walls with aluminium foil. This reflects the heat back into the room instead of letting it escape through the walls. You may be surprised to learn that most of the heat in your home escapes through the roof; aluminium foil is an easy way to combat this.

Insulate pipes and hot water tanks

When the temperatures are cold outside, your pipes are at risk of freezing. Before the cold weather hits, it’s important to insulate your pipes and hot water tank. A burst pipe can cause extensive water damage to your home which can be costly and inconvenient to repair. Instead, foam coverings can be fitted around exposed pipes in your property to keep the water hot and prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. You can also purchase a hot water tank jacket to insulate your tank.

In the unfortunate event you do have a burst pipe on your hands, the professionals at Water Damage Repairs can help. We can get your insurance quote, agree your claim and complete your repairs all in one amazing service. Visit our website to learn more.

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