How To Prepare Your Home For Winter 2021
21 Sep 2021
Winter is fast approaching so being prepared for the cold, dark winter months is important for your family home and everyone’s wellbeing. It is ideal to start preparing as soon as possible, before the weather truly gets cold. Here are some jobs that you could do around your home to prepare for winter and hopefully to avoid an emergency restoration situation occurring.
Inspect Your Attic
You can lose a lot of heating through your roof if it is not fully insulated, as hot air rises. Inspect your attic to see if you need to get it insulated or if there are any holes in the tiles that could allow water to drip in. The last thing you want is for the rain to get in and create a flood. That would be disastrous.
Get Any Renovation Plans Organized In Advance
If you have been looking at renovation projects during lockdown then why not get this started sooner rather than later. If you need to get a professional contractor in, they might need to start tearing down walls and putting scaffolding up. You don’t want to do this in the middle of winter when the weather is freezing. Now would be a good time to get it started so it can be completed as soon as possible.
Check Your Radiators Are Working
A quick job that is worth doing is to go round your home and bleed the radiators to let any trapped air out. This will ensure that they work efficiently when it is time to put the heating on. It is also worth switching on the central heating system for a little bit, even in the summer months to ensure that it still works well before you need it for winter.
Organize and Tidy Your Possessions
Routinely going through your possessions at the start of each season will enable you to see if there are any items you need to keep, or whether you can give some to charity or even sell them. It is much nicer to live in a calm and tidy environment. There are also positive health benefits to living in a clutter free zone too as it can vastly improve your mental wellbeing too.
It is a good idea to mow the lawn fairly often so that the grass does not end up growing into something that resembles a jungle. It is also a lot easier to maintain, then have to tackle something that has not been well kept for months on end. It can also be beneficial to the health of your grass if you are able to cut it before the cold, frosty weather arrives. This will help to prevent any mould forming when it is damp and cold.