30 November 2016
The last few weeks have seen plunging temperatures and even snowfall in some parts of the UK. This last week alone has seen a cold snap that has brought sub-zero temperatures.
With the colder weather also brings the threat of frozen pipes. In 2014 the ABI reported the average claim for a burst water pipe is between £6500 and £7500.
Now is a good time to make sure that your customers have taken steps to ensure that their home is as protected as possible against any damage that could be caused by the cold weather so that they don’t have to make a claim. The ABI said “Every winter, freezing temperatures catch people out. Prevention is better than cure and now is the time to take a few simple steps to reduce the risk of facing the trauma of frozen or burst pipes this winter.”
Here are some useful hints you can share with your customers to help them protect their home:
Always be cautious when undertaking any DIY task that you aren’t familiar with as you could injure yourself or those around you. Seek professional help where required.
Remind your client that they are obliged to prevent loss or damage and to keep their property in sound condition and good repair.
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