Three Things you Should do Before the Winter

Although it is summer, now is the time to start thinking about preparing your home for the oncoming winter months and making sure that you can avert as many problems as possible before the cold weather sets in. Here are three important things to do before winter…

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Over the summer months we don’t really use our central heating, so this means that if there is a fault with it, it can often go unnoticed. It is a good idea to have a professional like this boiler repair Belfast based company come and give your boiler and your central heating a good check to make sure that there are no faults which may pop up when you next turn the heating on, and if there are you can get them sorted now.

If you have a fireplace and a chimney in your home, it is also now a good idea to make sure that it is working, and to have the chimney professionally cleaned. It is also good to make sure that a chimney hasn’t been blocked up over the summer with a bird nest, or falling leaves for example.

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Blocked gutters cause a lot of problems – if left unchecked they can cause water to leak into the home, particularly when the temperatures drop as the frozen water stuck by the blockage can freeze and expand, pushing the roof tiles up and causing significant damage. So as autumn sets in make sure that you keep those gutters clear.