Kitchen Improvements in Time for Christmas03/12/2018
The temperature has begun to plummet,and winter is just around the corner. With last year’s cold weather costing the UK economy £1bn a day it can be a very expensive time of year when things go wrong such as burst pipes. It’s not all doom and gloom though, there are steps you can take now to protect your home and protect it from cold weather. Read on to find out the different things you can check and fix around your home to enjoy a warm, cosy home.
- Have your heating on for one hour a day to prevent frozen pipes if you go away.
- Add lagging to pipes to act as insulation against frozen pipes.
- Switch off the indoor valve and turn on outdoor taps to drain any remaining water.
- Fit a brush draught excluder to the bottom of any external doors.
- Place a cover over key opener and letterbox to prevent small draughts.
- Fit draught excluder tape around windows and doors.
- Clear out any leaves and debris from gutters and drains to prevent blockages.
- Check the condition of your drive and path.Carry out repairs.
- Stock up on salt and a snow shovel in case of snow.
- Sweep leaves and debris from your drive and path to prevent trips and falls.
- Check around the home for any dripping taps and carry out any repairs.
- Turnoff radiators and heaters in rooms that are unused.
- Close doors to unused rooms to conserve heat.
- Check radiators for cool spots and bleed them using a radiator key and a towel.
- Check that your loft insulation is 10cm deep and pipes are lagged.
We have lots more great ideas on great projects for your home over on our blog. We are always around to answer any questions you have so send us a message or give us a call on 0114 349 1185. We also have a query form to complete online if you would like to share your plans for your home and for someone to give you a call back.