Take action now to beat snow, Britons warned

Homeowners around the UK have been advised that it is time to take action if they do not want to become one of the latest victims of the weather.

With snow and freezing weather forecast for the UK this week, Direct Line has moved to urge people to do what they can to shore up their homes.

Stuart Curson, head of Direct Line Home Insurance, said the last two winters are all the evidence anybody needs to know exactly what the cold can do to a property.

“Taking a few simple actions such as lagging pipes and keeping your home well maintained will go a long way to limiting the damage winter weather might cause,” he stated.

Such jobs can be the ideal tasks to entrust a professional tradesman with. The firm also recommended investing in a boiler service, adding insulation and repairing taps.

In December, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommended Britons carry out an audit on their homes before the worst of the cold weather sets in.

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