Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

How to prepare your property for winter

Winter is now well and truly here and the freezing conditions that many parts of the country are experiencing are only set to get worse, with forecasters predicting this winter will be one of our coldest in years.

That’s bad news for properties as cold, harsh, winters can be punishing on both the inside and outside of our homes. But there are simple things you can do now, before it’s too late, to prepare your home for the harsh months ahead.

DIY expert, Tommy Walsh believes preparation is key when it comes to winter property maintenance and has plenty of tips on what to do to prevent damage to your property, from how to ensure you’re not losing warmth through cracks in doors to how to insulate your loft without spending a small fortune.

If there is one thing you need to be aware of though, it’s how to make sure your pipes don’t freeze if you are away over Christmas - did you know that according to Total Landlord Insurance the average cost of damages incurred from a burst water pipe is £3,000?

There are plenty of early warning signs that can alert you to issues with your property before it’s too late which is why Tommy has joined with Total Landlord Insurance to show you exactly what you can do if you suspect you need some urgent DIY.

Advice from Tommy Walsh on how to winter-proof your property



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