Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Point Survey, Save Energy & Repair BillsPersonal_Finance / Home Maintenance Dec 16, 2012 - 11:23 AM GMT
Conducting a preventative home winter weather proofing survey can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains, gutters, leaking roofs, and burst pipes, as well as saving on excessive energy usage due to drafts, lack of insulation and boiler problems.
This comprehensive 22 point video DIY home survey will show you all of the main areas that should be covered that has the potential of saving £ thousands each year.
Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Point Survey Check List
|No||Task||Status - Ok / To Do||Date Done|
|1||Drains - To Clear|
|2||Gutters - To Clear|
|3||Flat Roofs - Maintenance|
|4||Main Roof - Maintenance|
|5||Brick Work - Pointing|
|6||Brick Work - Green Algae / Mould|
|7||Trees - High Winds Risk|
|8||External Pipes and Taps|
|9||Hoses and Garden Equipment|
|10||Garden Decking, Fencing Water Proofing Condition|
|11||Boiler - Pressure / Operation|
|12||Carbon Monoxide Alarm|
|13||Fire Alarms - Working|
|14||Loft Insulation Status|
|15||Under House Insulation|
|16||Garage Door Seal Condition|
|17||Doors - Drafts and Seals|
|18||Windows - Drafts and Gaps|
|19||Radiators - Air, Reflectors|
|20||Ducts - Sealing Gaps|
|21||Track Energy and Water Usage|
|22||Preparing for Snow Fall|
The following are a selection of the 22 survey points covered in the video
1. Check for Blocked Drains
Blocked drains can cause relatively easily preventable flood damage.
6. Check for Algae and Mould
Algae and mould are sign of poor drainage, so such areas should be identified for water proofing solutions.
10. Garden Decking and Wooden Structures
Extend the life of your decking and garden structures such as fences and benches by regular cleaning and annual water proofing treatments.
14. Loft Insulation Status
Check for quality of loft insulation and lagging around central heating pipes (if any) that needs to be addressed to save on energy costs and prevent highly damaging burst pipes.
17. Doors draft and seals
Seals around doors deteriorate over time so should be checked at least once a year for replacement. You can either check by hand for draughts or temperature measuring tools.
21. Track energy and water usage
Log your meter usage for electricity, gas and water, so as to identify problem areas early.
By Sami Walayat
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