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Common Christmas Household Disasters

From broken boilers, to leaking pipes, Winter can wreak havoc on our homes. While temperatures plummet and everything begins to freeze over, it’s easy to get stressed about appliances starting to play up. So this Winter we want you to be prepared! This article is going to ask…are you ready to deal with these common Christmas household disasters?

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Tuesday 5 November 2019

From broken boilers, to leaking pipes, Winter can wreak havoc on our homes. While temperatures plummet and everything begins to freeze over, it’s easy to get stressed about appliances starting to play up. So this Winter we want you to be prepared! This article is going to ask…are you ready to deal with these common Christmas household disasters?

 

 

LEAKING ROOF

Leaking roofs are the most common issue over the festive period, with almost 90% of builders revealing they have been called out for this problem. Ensure you check your roof in the coming weeks for any loose tiles or slates and make sure they are fixed before the weather gets worse.

 

BROKEN BOILER

Almost a third of workpeople have had to deal with a broken boiler over Christmas. As a rule of thumb, it is generally recommended that boilers are serviced once every twelve months. Try and get your boiler serviced before Christmas as it can be a particularly busy time for plumbers. Having your boiler serviced before Christmas will give you peace of mind that all is in working order and you’ll have hot water on Christmas morning!

 

BURST PIPES

Pipes need insulated! Water is freezing in these cold temperatures and when water freezes, it expands - putting pressure on the pipes in your home and ultimately causing them to crack. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you this Christmas by keeping your pipes well insulated.

 

FLOODING

It’s all too easy for flooding to occur over Winter. It could be from the reasons above (leaking roof or burst pipes), or it could arise from other issues such as blocked gutters. This is an issue you can take into your own hands by making sure to keep the area around your home clear from debris such as leaves. If gutters are getting blocked and water has nowhere to flow to, it will prove detrimental to your home.

 

 

 

BONUS TIP:

If you are away over the Christmas period, we recommend you keep your heating on a low setting to make sure there is heat still flowing within your home and water isn’t allowed to freeze.

 

 

If you would like any further helpful tips, call into your local Haldane Fisher branch where one of our experts will be more than happy to help you out - providing you with useful information and products that can help you during this frosty season.