As the weather gets colder, and autumn starts to turn to winter, we look forward to the festive season, spending some much-needed relaxation time, and also enjoying seeing friends and family. However, to make sure that our homes are ready to embrace the festive season, we need to make sure that they are well protected from the wintery weather.
The UK has seen many big winter storms over the years – from the big freeze of 1962-1963, which saw snow fall on the UK on Boxing Day and the UK stayed under large amounts of snow until March, as well as the Burns day storm in 1990, which caused deaths and a lot of damage.
However, even if the storms we see over the winter are not as bad as these, if the house is not ready and prepared for the weather over the winter, winter weather has the potential to cause damage to the home which can be inconvenient, dangerous and costly.
Making sure that things like pipes are in good repair is important – if pipes are damaged they should be replace, as things like this copper pipe https://watkinspowis.co.uk/products/copper-pipe-fittings-and-press-systems/ are crucial parts of the heating systems in our homes.
Before winter arrives, making sure that parts of the home are all in good repair, particularly external parts that are more exposed to the weather is important, as this way we can do repairs before the weather gets bad and hopefully prevent serious damage.