25 Jul 2016

Minimising the risk of burst pipes this winter

Dealing with Burst Pipes and Floods in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria

With winter just around the corner it’s never too soon to start thinking about protecting your home from those inconvenient cold weather problems such as burst pipes and Floods. This year, the Floods in lancashire caused devastation for residents. Follow these top tips on how to keep your home toasty and warm this year whilst minimising the risk of flood or frozen burst pipes. It may help you having to submit a home insurance Claim.

Review your home insurance
Check to make sure that your home insurance policy is up to date and that you’re covered for winter-related damage.

Warm up your pipes
Burst pipes occur over winter due to them freezing and thawing, causing massive damage. A way to prevent this from happening is to keep your pipes warm with lagging (effectively a cosy blanket for your pipes!), this will reduce the heat lost and keep pipes insulated and stop them from freezing.

Get your boiler checked
Get your boiler serviced before winter to make sure it’s running effectively

Get your house some insulation
It’s important to have good loft and wall cavity insulation if you want a cosy house, on average about a quarter of the heat in your house is lost through the roof. There are a number of government schemes available that subsidise insulation installation so it really is worth taking a look.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a burst pipe, whether that be a residential or commercial property, then I Am Claims Consultants are here to help you with your burst pipe insurance claim.
Let us take care of everything for you, not only will we handle your burst pipe insurance claim from start to finish but we can arrange salvaging damaged contents, arrange building repairs and help provide stability and stress relief for when you need it the most.

Everyone thinks it will never happen to me, but when it does I Am Claims are here to help. Call us on our 24 hour emergency number 01282 452240 and we will meet you to evaluate your claim without obligation. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and our fees are purely success based on a percentage of what we recover for you.
Our mission is to provide peace of mind with a “friendly,” “supportive,” and “professional” approach to managing your claim.

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