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INDOORS Pipes: Ever had a burst pipe? You’re lucky if not – the consequences can verge on catastrophic and resultantly require flooring, ceilings and furniture to be replaced. Keep the heating on low if frost is forecast and make sure you know where the stop tap is. Insulate: There are many initiatives offered to homeowners who want to wrap-up their homes. Take advantage of this opportunity. Add extra insulation to lofts/attics. Well-insulated cellars and garages will also keep pipes from freezing. Check smoke detectors: This is a must-do all year round but an increase in domestic fires during winter means extra vigilance is essential. Make sure your detector is working. Install a carbon monoxide detector too if you don’t have one already – better to be safe than sorry. Service your boiler: Boilers should be serviced at least once a year to make sure that they are safe and
functioning optimally. Have your heating system looked over too, and check pipes for cracks and leaks. Chimney: If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire, then an annual sweeping is essential. An unswept chimney is a potential fire hazard. What’s more, when it comes to Christmas Day you’ll want to ensure that Santa makes his descent without getting too dirty! As always, the best advice and solutions will come from local independent traders and retailers. If you are undertaking any work on your home it is important that you have professional advice.
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