Top Tips to Make Sure Homes Are Ready for Winter

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Post Office Home Insurance recommends homeowners conduct simple checks to prepare homes for winter

As the dark nights continue to draw in and colder temperatures take hold, Post Office Home Insurance is recommending UK homes are secured for the coming winter months by having adequate home insurance cover in place.

It's especially important that homeowners assess how secure their home is, during mid-winter as Home Office quarterly statistics show that the number of domestic burglaries increased last year during dark and colder months and therefore Post Office Home Insurance recommends that deterrents such as security lights are in place.

The Met Office is predicting average winter temperatures this season, with always the risk of inclement weather.

Post Office Home Insurance is advising people to take the time to make sure they are prepare for the winter months. In particular, homeowners should check that their home insurance policy is up-to-date and covers against damage from cold weather, floods and frozen pipes.

For example, Post Office's standard Home Insurance for buildings protects the physical structure of a home against fire, storm, flood, theft, vandalism, leaks and subsidence.

Post Office Home Insurance also urges that homeowners conduct simple home maintenance to try and prevent problems such as burst pipes, damp walls and loose roof tiles before winter sets in.

Post Office Home Insurance reminds homeowners that by fully preparing and securing their houses for the winter and having adequate home insurance in place, they could potentially save money in the long run.

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