Pre-Winter Home Maintenance Tips

As you probably know, the UK winter can be very unpredictable, with sub-zero temperatures a very real possibility and now is the time to make sure that your home is in good order, before the cold weather sets in. Here are a few tips to make sure that your home is ready for the British winter.

  • Roof inspection – This is something that should be carried out every year and the autumn is the right time for a roof inspection. The roofing contractor checks that there are no missing or broken tiles, as well as cleaning out the guttering and issues you with a detailed written report.
  • Electrical inspection Call your local electrician in Leeds and ask him to inspect your wiring, looking for signs of corrosion and rodent damage to cables. The electrician would give you a written report and if anything needs attention, he would inform you.
  • Exterior building inspection – You should take a walk around your house, looking at all exterior surfaces and if you find loose or missing mortar, arrange for a local builder to repoint the affected area.
  • Water pipe lagging – If the temperatures plummet to below zero, there is always a chance of a pipe freezing up, which is why you need to insulate exterior water pipes. You can order insulation from the online supplier and have them delivered to your door.

Once you have checked all of the above, you can rest assured that your home is ready for the British winter, which can be very cold.

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