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HOUSE AND HOME CARE IN WINTER

  • Clear any leaves covering drains.
     
  • Check gutters are not blocked with leaves, bird nests or grit from roof tiles. Clear any blockages.
     
  • Secure or replace any loose roof tiles.
     
  • Prune and cut back nearby trees to reduce the risk of falling branches.
     
  • Repair gates and fences to protect against damage from storms.
     
  • Check your damp course is free. Clear away any debris or piles of leaves that may bridge your damp course.
     
  • Check the timer on your central heating is working properly.
     
  • Fit lagging to your pipes, tanks and cisterns to prevent freezing.
     
  • Check and fix any dripping taps.
     
  • Make sure you known where your main stop cock is, so you can shut off the water supply if there is a flood.
     
  • Make sure you know how to switch off the mains supply if necessary.
     
  • Locate your fuse box and ensure you have spare fuses.
     
  • Click here to see how to cut home heating bills.

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