As the festive season approaches, it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for colder weather. Simple steps to protect your home can help to prevent an emergency from disrupting your winter break and denting your bank balance.
“When you consider that, according to a recent article by the Association of British Insurers, the average burst pipe creates damage that costs in the region of £6,500 to £7,500, it’s worth checking certain areas in your home,” says Nationwide Senior Product Manager Darren Black. “It’s easy to defend your home against ‘escape of water’, which is the most common reason for making a home insurance claim in the coldest months, as it is for many other types of damage,” he points out.
The home insurance expert shares some of his top tips to avoid weather-related woes this winter. Implementing a few cost-effective measures now could save you a significant financial outlay later — and could help to make sure you keep your household protected in stormy weather.