Simple steps to help you prepare your home for winter
You may take your car in for a pre-winter check to help it withstand the cold weather. But have you ever thought of doing the same for your most valuable asset – your home?
Last year homeowners faced an average bill of £596 for home emergencies caused by the harsh winter weather.*
A burst pipe is the most common call-out during the winter months, according to the AA's Home Emergency Response experts, and a repair can often exceed this amount.
You could save yourself the cost and distress of a household emergency, simply by spending an hour giving your home this basic 'MOT'.
If you're in any doubt, get professional help and advice.
We also offer comprehensive motoring advice to help prevent you from breaking down this winter.
* Source: AA research undertaken by ICM between 25 and 27 February 2011, with 2003 respondents from across the UK.