Winter Protection for your home
The temperature has dropped over the last few weeks with predictions of colder weather on the way. We have put together some tips to help you look after your home (and keep warm) during cold weather. Last year we saw several tenants experience burst pipes due to freezing temperatures in their homes which caused substantial damage to the homes and their belongings with some tenants having to move out.
- Programme your central heating to come on regularly to prevent pipes freezing. Keep your heating on at a low constant temperature, rather than heating your home up quickly allowing it to cool down again.
- If you are going away for a few days during the winter, leave the heating on all the time on a very low heat and leave a key with family member, friend or neighbour and ask them to check on your home while you are away, make sure they have our emergency number in case of an emergency situation.
- Know where your stop- is. It is where the water pipe enters the house, usually under the kitchen sink or in the hall cupboard – if you are unsure of the please ask our Technical Services Team.
- Don’t forget about ventilation - it is important to ensure that your property is well ventilated to avoid condensation damp. Use your extractor fans, open windows, dry any condensation you see on your windows.
- Energy saving advice can be found at https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/energy-at-home/
- Struggling with costs? Call the office and arrange an appointment with our Welfare Rights Service.