Are you prepared for the winter weather and storms we could face?
As we approach winter, ever year there is the possibility of snowstorms and in general bad weather storms. Recently many parts of the UK have faced Storm Arwen where it has been devastating to many, leaving some with no power and some with snow outside their door. Usually we would expect snow at this time of year but for many it has caused real problems. We know that you can’t really prepare completely for the bad weather as we never know what is around the corner. Up until now we have had a mild autumn and start to the winter months. Take this time to learn about the ways you can prepare your home for winter and what may be to come.
Prepare your pipes
In the winter months you need hot water and heating to keep you and your family warm so making sure that your pipes are working is essential. Heating your pipes to keep your water flowing will mean that even when the snowstorms hit, you can keep your home warm and your family cosy while the British weather does its own thing, and we all know it has a mind of its own. To help reduce the chance of your pipes freezing keep using water throughout the winter to keep things moving.
Keep the ice away
As soon as the snow hits and starts to gather, get the shovel out and clear the path. This will remove all snow from the walking area and the ice that lies underneath. Keeping the ice off the driveway or pathway will keep your family safe and anyone who may visit or need to use your access.
Keep the drains clear
When there is a lot of snow on the roads and it begins to melt there is going to be an increased amount of water going down your drains. If there are still leaves laying around and other debris make sure that this has all been removed so that snow and ice can go straight down the drains without causing any problems.
If there is a storm forecast be mindful and think ahead. The team at Arcadia Builders offer a range of building services, from concept to completion. Kitchens, renovations, new builds and more. Call our team on 01748529700.