Preparing for Winter

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s important to make sure your home is prepared.  Being prepared will help you avoid unnecessary costs in the event of damaged property. Follow our top tips below to be ready no matter the weather!

Prune Trees and Shrubs

Prune any trees surrounding your property so your gutters don’t get clogged with leaves. Check for trees that are looming dangerously close to power lines and make the council aware of any safety hazards. Branches falling onto power lines can cause black outs and power surges, get them fixed before a problem arises.

Check your Roof

Check your roof regularly for damages or loose tiles, as these could leak in a storm. Check your pipes Do a complete roof check to determine if there are any areas that are damaged or loose. They might leak if you experience a winter storm.

Clean Grates, Gutters and Drainage

Drains can often get clogged up with leaves and debris. It’s important to clean these out regularly to avoid flooding in the winter months. When clearing out gutters, it’s also a good idea to check for any leaking pipes that could lead to flooding. If you’re unsure, hire a professional plumber to inspect your property. They’ll be able to identify any problems quickly and efficiently.

Make Sure your Property is Insulated

Insulation is always a good idea for Winter, as it stops heat from escaping your home.  If your home is not insulated, hire a professional to carry out this work.

Prepare your Pool for Winter

Clean your pool carefully at the beginning of winter.  Place a cover over it to keep out any dirt, leaves or debris.

Check Vents and Skylights

Keep an eye on your  vents, chimneys and skylights. Make sure there are no leaks that could cause water damage during Winter.