Don’t get caught out this winter – follow these simple steps to help prevent damage to your car and home in the cold weather:
- Ensure that water pipes and water tanks in the loft are insulated with good quality lagging
- Know where the stopcock that turns off the incoming water supply is, and make sure that it works
- Check the material on flat roofs hasn’t perished to prevent potential damage during wet weather
- When cold weather arrives, leave loft doors open to allow heated air to circulate
- Leave heating on a low setting to help heat pipes, especially if going away on holiday
- Check gutters are maintained to help prevent damage caused to the property by overflowing rain water
- Clear all snow and ice from windows
- Ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible
- Make sure mirrors are clear and windows are demisted thoroughly
- Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users
- Check planned routes are clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather is predicted
- Turn on traffic alerts on the car radio
- Check tyre treads are above the minimum safe level of 1.6mm
The above advice can be helpful whether you’re protecting your own home and car or your business property, rental property, a fleet of vehicles or even your Motor Trade business.
As always, if you would like further assistance from us regarding risk advice or general insurance matters, please get in touch.