9 Dec

Homeowners told how to protect properties from weather

Homeowners told how to protect properties from weather

People who have recently bought properties for sale in the UK have been given advice on how to make their homes ready for the winter.

According to an article in the Shropshire Star, there are a few things that can be done in order to protect houses from the harsh cold weather.

Property blogger Lea Beven told homeowners and landlords to give exposed pipes "a once over" to check whether the lagging is fitted on them correctly.

"It is a lot cheaper to prevent freezing or burst pipes than it is to repair them afterwards," she said.

Ms Beven also told buy to let owners to advise tenants in a communal property to always close the front door properly, as the cold can damage some of the internal flats.

She added that landlords with empty houses and people who are going away over the winter should make sure that pipes are drained properly and suggested leaving the heating on low, instead of putting it off altogether.

In addition to Ms Beven's advice, home insurance provider Hiscox recently recommended making sure tanks and pipes in unheated areas are correctly insulated.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800282851-ADNFCR

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