Although winter is the ideal time to be seen in your best outfit, winter can sometimes be an unforgiving season. Damages that the winter may cause your home and high energy bills can leave you a big hole in your pocket. And as the winter comes in, homeowners and property owners should act now and get ready for the winter so that they won’t get caught by frozen pipes or burst pipes.
As they say, prevention is better than cure, so Bluestone Properties would like to help you reduce the risk of getting damages this winter. Here are the ways on how to protect your home or your property this winter.
1. Protect your pipes
Frozen plumbing can lead to expensive repair, inconvenience, and flooding. During winter, water pipes in areas of the home that are unheated can freeze. Wrapping the pipes with insulating material can prevent freezing. It is important to check the faucets and pipes and be treated when treated before the winter comes. Hoses outdoor should be removed and stored indoors. Turn off the outdoor faucets by closing the valve that leads to the outside faucets. Also, drain any excess water lines indoors and outdoor.
2. Home Insulation
Home insulation helps keep the cold air out and the warm air in during the winter season. If your property or your home has inadequate insulation, it may lead to the cold air entering the home and make uncomfortable and burdening the heating system. In effect, an increase in energy cost.
Some areas should be examined for insufficient insulation such as walls facing the outdoor and loft.
For the doors and windows where the cold air may enter, you can put draught excluders to the doors and the curtains earlier to keep rooms warmer.
4. Heating System
Set your heating to turn on at regular intervals or a set temperature so that it turns on automatically if the temperature goes down.
Also, it is important to service your boiler and all have appliances at least once a year to make sure that they are all working properly.
5. Check the Radiators
Radiators are heat exchanging device that helps keep the area warm during the cold season. It is important to check that the radiators are functioning properly.
Bleeding the radiators is one of the best ways to get the best out of your radiators and heat up the home.
6. Locate your stopcock
In the event that you become a victim of a burst pipe, turning off the incoming supply of water through the stopcock is the best way to prevent flooding. It is essential that you know the location of the stopcock in such an emergency situation.
We provide lettings and property management services. We are based in south London. To know more about us and how we can help you as a London landlord, call us on 0208 355 3405 or simply contact Bluestone Properties.
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