We’ve already discussed how to ensure your central heating system continues functioning properly over summer so you can avoid winter boiler breakdowns. But boilers and energy efficiency measures aren’t the only thing you ought to consider when keeping your property up-to-scratch over the summertime; there are a range of home emergencies that can strike over the summer months. The following tips should help you reduce the likelihood of these problems affecting you.
The overwhelming majority of pest control issues occur over the summer. Rats, fleas, bedbugs, wasps and pretty much every other animal sees its population explode when the temperature goes up. Keeping your house in a clean and tidy state, storing food properly, disposing food waste effectively, and draught-proofing your home can make your household far less attractive to unwelcome home intruders. Close your bins, take the bins out every collection day, and mowing the lawn can minimise the likelihood of pests entering your property.
Nonetheless, even well-kept homes can have pest control issues – these animals wouldn’t be called pests if they didn’t thrive in almost every residence! Act proactively the moment you discover you have a pest control issue; pests reproduce rapidly, and unnecessary delays can see small problems turn into big ones.
If you have pest control bundled into your home emergency cover service contract, then 247 Home Rescue will send an exterminator to your property almost immediately after you make a claim!
Drainage and plumbing emergencies are a year-round problem, but many people do not even consider these issues until the autumn or winter, when their gutters become clogged with leaves and other debris.
However, anyone familiar with the UK’s weather will know that the rain doesn’t stop in June and that summer storms can lead to torrential downpours. This can put a lot of strain on your plumbing and drainage systems. When the weather is sunny, seize the opportunity to clear and clean your gutters and external drains, and prevent adverse weather from causing blockages and leading to a home emergency.
It may also be a good idea to (safely!) check the roof of your house to ensure there are no loose or missing tiles, as this damage will worsen as storms batter the house and rain falls on its roof.
While our plumbing and drainage cover will protect you should the worst happen, you can avoid a lot of stress and anxiety by taking a few simple proactive steps!
Since you’re not going to be using your radiator an awful lot over the summer, why not bleed it and even clean it? This will reduce the strain on your boiler and plumbing system and help you avoid leaks and other plumbing emergencies.
Not only is property maintenance a lot more pleasant and a lot less aggravating in the summer than it is in the winter, but performing this maintenance now can help you to avoid any costly home emergencies when the temperature drops. Regardless, our home emergency cover team are on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so if you need our help in the dark and cold winter, you know we’ll be there!9
Britain woke up to temperatures of just -6C (21F) today as parts of the country faced hard frosts and freezing fog.