You might be tired of hearing about the big freeze and fed up with the icy conditions outside, but protecting your home against the cold should still be top of the checklist. Insurer Halifax is advising home owners to take the severe weather warnings seriously, as the Met Office is predicting more snow over the next 10 days.
One of the most important considerations when it comes to keeping your home warm and toasty is making sure the loft is properly insulated. Water pipes and the water tank also need to be insulated to avoid the horror of burst pipes and the huge financial impact it can have.
“The average cost to repair damage by a burst pipe is around £2000, so it is worth taking steps to prevent frozen pipes, making sure you have adequate insurance in place. It’s also worth knowing what to do to limit the damage if a pipe does actually burst.” Martyn Foulds of Halifax explained.
An unlucky 16% of all home insurance claims with halifax between the beginning of December and the beginning of January were down to this familiar scenario.
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