With the winter months setting in, we will soon be hit with heavy rain, high winds and freezing temperatures and maybe even snow, as last winter was wet and mild, you can bet this one will be cold and nasty.
These conditions can damage your home, which for many people is their biggest investment, so with this is mind we have prepared a check list for you to use, to assist you in protecting not just your investment but more importantly your home.
If you highlight an issue don’t just leave it and say i will get the fixed later it will be ok, because you can guarantee it won’t be ok and will result in your home becoming damaged.
If it is to late then Concept Building Solutions are specialists in property insurance claims management and restoration so can help you with your claim, visit us at www.conceptpropertyclaims.co.uk or call on 0800 157 1020
Owners Check list:
Roof and associated areas to your home:
Steps you should look to take on the lead up to the winter months.
Sweep Your Chimney
Replace any Loose Roof tiles/slates
Check your ridge tiles are in place and in good condition
Check your dry verge are in place
Clean all gutters
Ensure down pipes are free of obstructions
Around the External of your home:
Lag (insulate) any external water pipes.
Cut loose and removed any overhanging tree branchesSecure any external object such as tables, chairs, BBQ etc
Ensure all fence panels and supports are in good condition and panels secure
Check window frames are sealed and there are no visible signs of decay and or loose sealant.
Check rendering and brick work for cracking
Around the internals of your home:
Service your Boiler
Repair any dripping taps
Insulate your water storage tank/ emersion tank
Insulate your loft space
Ensure your property is vented to reduce condensation
Locate your stopcock and ensure it works and is not seized