Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter



Autumn is here and the days are getting dark so much earlier

It is nice to get all cosy up at home in autumn

Autumn is also a great time to start thinking about the best ways to protect your home, physically, as well as your pocket financially

If you haven’t changed your energy supplier in a while take a read of this blog post

The cold weather ahead could potentially cause some issues to your home

Wind, rain and snow has different affects to your property than sunshine

 

Winter Proofing

There is no better time than now to start winter proofing your home, don’t leave it too late

A small amount of effort will go a long way in preventing potentially costly damage to your property

Here is a list of things you can do to make sure your home is ready:

    • Ensure all doors and windows are properly sealed. Escaping warm air and letting in cold air will mean you need to crank up the heating and spend more money
    • Boiler service, this is something you should do once a year to ensure it is running safely and efficiently still
    • With the radiators being off for such a long time you might find that you get air in the system. Radiators can be bleed, which is where the air is released by turning a key in the side of the radiator
    • Having your heating on a timer so it isn’t on when you are not home and vice versa. There are a number of home devices which let you control your heating from an app on your mobile phone
    • If you have water pipes outside the property, you might want to ensure they are insulated. If they get too cold they can burst which results in dropped water pressure or no pressure in some cases. As well as emergency call out charges to plumbers to repair them
    • If you have big trees or plants over shadowing your property, ensure they are trimmed and maintained especially before the strong winds come with the blistering cold. Keeping them trimmed should hopefully ensure they do not break and fall on or damage your home
    • Have your guttering cleared or ant debris or moss that has fallen off your roof. When we have heavy rain, they can overflow and cause water damage
    • Last but not least make sure you have an insurance policy in place just in case


You might be renting your home and some of these tasks are not your responsibility

It is always worth making sure your landlord has everything covered, and if you are in any doubt ask them

You are the one who will be affected if there was a problem

Let me know if you have a checklist of things you do to your home to make sure you are winter proof. Anything you think I should be doing? 

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Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter


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3 Comments

  1. bev
    17/10/2018 / 08:13

    Great read – never too early to begin this.

  2. A S,Edinburgh
    18/10/2018 / 10:05

    Very helpful, thank you. I must go through these now the weather’s turning.

  3. Iris Tilley
    19/11/2018 / 10:10

    Thanks for the tips I always forget the the outside water pipes

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