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Simple Winter Property Checklist

Posted on 03 December 2018
Simple Winter Property Checklist

Making sure your property is ready for winter means you’ll be able to keep the warmth in, save money and protect your home too. When the autumn months roll by, make sure you prepare
for the colder months with this checklist.

HEATING
You can do some simple checks to make sure your heating is ready for winter. This includes radiators and fireplaces.
  • Check the pilot light for your boiler is on.
  • Your gas safety certificate should be valid and updated annually.
  • Fireplaces and chimneys should be kept clean and clear.
  • Check radiators are working correctly. Bleed them if necessary.

INSULATION
Your insulation needs to be efficient to enable you to keep the heat in. Inefficient insulation means lost heat and lost money.
  • Check draught-proof covers around letterboxes and keyholes.
  • Check door and window frames for damage and arrange repair if necessary.

PROPERTY EXTERIOR
The autumn months are a good opportunity to check the property before the wet or cold weather sets in.
  • Check for peeling paint, which can be a sign of moisture penetrating the building.
  • Check pipes, drains and guttering to make sure they’re clear and properly affixed.
  • Make sure vents are not obstructed.
  • Check exterior lights are working correctly.

PLUMBING

Keeping the water flowing is even more important in the winter months. These quick checks will make sure you’re ready.
  • Make sure pipes are insulated, especially pipes in the loft or outside the premises.
  • Check the stopcock is working.
  • Make sure pipes are clear.