As the autumn starts to set in the weather is starting to get worst. This means it’s time to take action and get your home winter protected before it’s too late. When we have stronger winds, wetter weather, ice, and snow we need to have our homes ready. If you are caught unprepared you can experience damage and cold nights without heat.
However, you would be surprised how many people don’t get their homes ready in time, or at all. Nobody wants to be left with a damaged home, a chilly home, or costly repairs, o it’s essential you take action and get your home ready.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can do this below:
Check Your Heating And Boiler
If you haven’t already had a check or service completed on your boiler this year, make sure you do before the winter months. You may also want to have a check completed by a water heater repairman to ensure you aren’t without hot water through the winter. There is certainly nothing worst than having no heating or hot water when it’s colder outside.
Look At Your Roof And Chimney
Make sure there are no missing, cracked, or loose tiles on your roof, if there is, get them replaced spooner rather than later. If your roof isn’t looked at bad wether can be detrimental on your roof and cause all sorts fo problems. You should also have a service and clean performed on any chimneys. House fires caused from chimneys are more common than you think, therefore it’s essential to have them serviced. As part of the service they will also be able to ensure it is stable.
Keep Your Central Heating On
Once it’s time to put your heating on, stick it at 14 degrees Celsius and keep at this temperature throughout the entire winter. It will help to prevent frost damage and frozen pipes. And it will also help to keep your heating costs down, as you aren’t heating your housing from freezing each day.
Prepare Your Windows
Have a look at your window frames, if there are any cracks , fill them. You should also repaint them if they need it. Wet weather and extreme temperatures can cause untreated wood to rot and expand, so if you treat them you are helping to prevent this.
Keep Your Gutter Clear Of Debris
Your gutters can easily become cluttered with debris like moss and leaves throughout the autumn, if the blockage becomes too much it can spell disaster for your drainage and roof. If the blockade becomes to much, stale water will start to collect in your gutter and it will start to leak into your roof. If you want to avoid this, avoid leaks, and avoid damp make sure you get them clear before winter.
These five takes should all be done before winter arrives, and we are running out of time. Is there anything that you make sure you are doing each year before winter arrives? Please share them in the comments below.