Home Improvements This Autumn

21/10/2016 /
by
Electric Radiator Solutions Team

In the Garden

1)      Tidy Up the Leaves. Whether you move them on with your leaf blower or collect them for compost it is important to remove them from your grass as they can suffocate and damage your lawn.

2)      Plant bulbs. Such as daffodils and tulips for next year while the soil is still warm

3)      Check your shed for leaks and make sure its waterproofed for winter

4)      Clean or replace your bird feeders. Old feeders can harbour bacteria and spread disease. For tips on cleaning bird feeders and other gardening advise see the Gardners World website.

Other Outside Jobs

1)      Gutters and drains. Check these are not blocked with fallen leaves or other debris

2)      Decking. Cleaning and re-staining your decking will add to its lifespan. Replacing or repairing decking can be a big job.

3)      Check Roof Tiles. Damaged roof tiles can result in water entering your property causing a lot of damage

4)      Exterior Taps. Turn off the stop valve to the outside tap and open the tap to drain the water out of the feed pipe to avoid freezing. If you have outside pipes make sure these are lagged.

Inside the Home

1)      Draught excluders. Fit a brush type letterbox and brush draught excluders on the bottom of your doors. Self-adhesive strips can be fitted around your doors and windows. Both are easy DIY jobs. Fabric draught excluders for certain rooms will also help keep the heat in and can be fashionable and funky.

2)      Loft insulation. Heat rises, so insulating your loft is a great idea to keep heat in this winter. See our previous blog on loft insulation here.

 

3)      Insulate pipes. If you have any exposed water pipes insulating them will stop the water cooling down as it runs around the house. Check the loft for exposed pipes also.

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