Is your new home winter ready?
The removal company has gone, you have unpacked. Now your attention turns to decorating, furniture, storage and flooring. But with winter upon us you should be considering some other things too. Is your new home in a fit and ready state for the worst the winter months can throw at it?
Has the previous owner left the gutters clear? leaves a dead bird or plants growing in your gutter can all cause expensive damage to your new home, as well as the new decorating inside.
Also check there are no loose tiles which could come away in high winds or snowfall.
Is the trampoline and garden furniture still sat where the removals company left it? In high winds these items can cause considerable damage to your home or your new neighbours property. Put furniture in a shed if you can other wise tie them all together and do the same for trampolines slides and other children's playthings.
Water pipes and heating:
Check your water pipes have been correctly insulated with good quality lagging. This will stop frozen pipes or worse burst pipes.
Your heating should be kept at a minimum 14 degrees centigrade. This will keep water circulating in your pipes in very cold weather and ensure it doesn’t freeze. Make sure you know were your boiler manual is.
It may sound like something from the 1970's but power cuts still happen across the country. Make sure you know were your torches and candles are.
Check your insurance is up to scratch, including flooding
Enjoy your first winter in your new home.