Advice for winter upkeep to your property

With the daylight hours getting shorter, and the weather finally cooling to something like the seasonal norm, it’s worth remembering that your property might need some attention to stay in top condition in the winter months
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Winter months can cause costly and unwanted problems in a property, but if you undertake some winter preparation on your property you could save valuable time and money.It’s important having a well-maintained property, and to keep of any maintenance ahead of the winter months.Here are our top tips for keeping your property in good shape:

Inside your property

A warm home is a happy one. This is important to keep any damp at bay.

Bleeding radiators This is a simple yet effective way that can sometimes be overlooked.

Servicing the boiler Keeping on top of services is far cheaper in the long run compared to the call out fee of a busy engineer for an urgent repairwomen your boiler breaks.

Limiting draughts in the property Sealing them is a quick and easy way to help you stay warm and save money. Check for draughts around the edges of window frames, under doors, and around letterboxes.

Insulate the loft loft insulation can make a big difference when it comes to preserving heat in a property, if there is insulation, it’s worth checking it’s up to standard.

Lag the pipes In order to keep pipes frost-free, you can wrap them in lagging which is nice and cheap but can save a tonne by stopping pipes from freezing and avoid them bursting.

Outside your property

Keeping on top of the exterior maintenance is really important. In order to limit potentially expensive damages before the worst of the weather hits, you should:

Check and clean gutters to limit blockages and prevent water damage.

Repair and maintain garden fences, windows and other features

Check the roof as missing tiles as a bad storm can cause structural problems in the long-term

Your garden

With autumn leaves scattered and gloomy days approaching a well-maintained garden can give a property the burst of colour and tidiness it needs.

Landlords could consider planting new plants, trimming back hedges, and sweeping away any dead debris.