London, UK (PRWeb UK) February 6, 2010
Post Office Home Insurance has reiterated the importance of investing in home insurance during the winter months in order to cover the cost of possible damage caused by extreme weather conditions.
This winter has seen some of the coldest conditions in the UK for many years , yet a significant number of UK households still fail to invest in basic levels of home insurance.
The Consumer Council for Water has issued a warning that properties will be most at risk for leaks and water damage when temperatures start to rise after a cold spell . At this time of year households need to ensure their home insurance is up to date in order to deal with any suspected damage promptly.
Ice and snow this winter have been so severe that in some parts of the country they have caused double the number of cracked and burst pipes predicted by Thames Water . Post Office Home Insurance reminds homeowners to check the small print on their home insurance policy, to ensure that cold weather damage will be covered on their home insurance.
Post Office Home Insurance also advises customers not to rely solely on home insurance cover but to also take preventative measures to avoid damage from cold weather, such as leaving heating and hot water on for at least an hour every day to prevent pipes from freezing. Post Office Home Insurance advises that taking appropriate precautions like these can minimise the risk of having to claim on home insurance.