After months of glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures we’re all starting to suffer cooler mornings and chilly evenings. The leaves are starting to fall, nature’s colours are taking on an Autumnal hue and the nights are drawing in.
It’s now time to get your home ready for the winter months so I’ve drawn up a list of the top ten most important jobs you need to be doing right now.
Preparing your house for the winter months
1. Lag Your Pipes
Freezing pipes create a lot of pressure internally and can cause £1000’s of flood damage if they burst. By insulating your pipework you not only avoid the risk of the pipes freezing during the depths of the winter but you will also save a few quid on your energy bills. It’s extremely easy to do if you use the foam insulation as they come scored down the middle making it easy to split. You simply cut them to size with a hacksaw, split the tubes and pop them around the pipes, not forgetting any bends. You should do this for all copper and plastic pipework that is currently exposed and don’t forget to check the size before purchasing.
If you have an outside tap you can also purchase a special shaped cover to stop it from becoming frozen.
4. Insulate Your Loft
Insulating your loft is the best thing you can do to prevent all that lovely heat disappearing through your roof so it's well worth the outlay. The government have recently launched the Green Homes Grant where you can get between £5000-£10,000 for a whole host of energy saving measures for your home including loft insulation.
There’s lots of information about different grants on this website:
With 20 years experience under my belt and the fact I keep up-to-date with the latest technology, I like to think I know a thing or two about plumbing and heating.
This blog is set up to help you with some of your plumbing and heating issues.
If you have any queries or topics you'd like me to write about, please email email@example.com
Oh by the way, that's the company pooch, Nellie.
Website by My Virtual Assistant
Carters Plumbing and Heating
Mobile: 07717 572957
Office: 01243 210246
Gas Safe Register No. 567589
© COPYRIGHT 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.