How to prepare your home for winter
While this time a couple of weeks ago, we were all sweating through every orifice because of the ‘heat-wave’ (read: proper summer) that hit the UK, everything seems to have taken a downward spiral over recent days, with more thunder, blustery winds and cold nights creeping in. While a good storm was needed to clear the air, it’s also bound to have opened your eyes to the realisation that winter is on its way. Christmas is only 5 months away after all!
While we still have a month or two left in which the weather may do a U-turn again, preparing our home for the upcoming winter can help to ensure that we’re ready for anything and anyone with kids will know that, as everything takes longer to do, the sooner we start, the better.
Being able to find the money for home improvements and repairs is nigh on impossible for many families across the UK, especially with saving for the arrival of Santa Claus is starting to creep into our thoughts. Maintaining your home so that the chances of a breakdown or need for repair are slim is key and here are some great ways in which you can do it.
Keep Drains Clear
Everyone should know how to find a 24 hour plumber should a drain-related emergency crop up but, as much as they are essential for some things, unnecessary callouts of expert plumbers from Dyno are a waste of their time and a waste of your money – especially when it could be prevented. Keep gutters and drains clear as much as possible to prevent blockages that can get expensive to clear if left too long.
Bleed your Radiators
You don’t need to call an engineer – grab an Allan key and do it yourself! It’ll take minutes and will help to rebalance the heat distribution, clear the air pockets and get them working at their best.
Organise a Boiler Service
These are essential, once a year, in order to ensure your boiler works at its best. The last thing you want is for your heating and hot water to pack up as the cold sets in. Get it looked at now and avoid the risk.
Make sure that your family home is secure, warm and safe throughout the winter and beyond – it won’t take much effort and can help to limit the need for the professionals.