December 2020


This year’s winter has got off to a relatively mild start, but it’s worth remembering the coldest time of winter is yet to come. You might not think it, but it is best to ensure that your properties are prepared for the colder months, prior to them coming in. As temperatures start to drop to below zero at night, pipes expand and contract. Any existing problems or slow leaks are likely to get worse, so it’s best to ensure the heating and plumbing systems are checked prior to the coldest months. In relation to this, a tip to give your tenants is to have the heating on more regularly but at a lower temperature, to prevent high costs and reduce the risk of burst pipes. There is also a higher risk of damp developing in the winter so to prevent this, check that gutters and downpipes are clear and not…