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Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Point Survey, Save Energy & Repair Bills

Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance Dec 16, 2012 - 11:23 AM GMT

By: Sami_Walayat

Personal_Finance

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    

Print Checklist

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.

Click here for the full 22 point video survey. And click here to be notified of comprehensive "How to Do" guides.

By Sami Walayat

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