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Winter proof your home

While we are experiencing a September heat wave, now would be the perfect time to get some DIY in to winter proof your home.

It may sound like a bit of a chore but if it helps keep your property in good condition then it is worth doing. Frozen pipes and storm damage are the two biggest problems for home owners during winter.

Prevention is better than a cure so start with simple things like knowing where your water stop taps are and make sure they work. Should a pipe go you will want to switch your water off.

Get lagging – make sure tanks and cisterns are well insulated, as well as the pipes and the loft. Always keep a little bit of heat on in your home even if you are going away for a while as it will help prevent freezing. Not only that, but a well insulated home can help to bring down the cost of heating bills as well.

Look after your roof and fixtures. If they are well secured they are less likely to be ripped off in a storm. It can be worth getting a professional roofer in as he will be equipped to do the job.

Doing these few little things can help prevent a claim on your home insurance which will keep your premiums down.

For home insurance advice get in touch with Westhill Insurance who has plenty of friendly operators to give you advice. They firmly believe in talking to their customers so if you visit www.westhill-home-insurance.co.uk and click on "we'll call you," they will give you a ring and sort out exactly what you need.

This month Westhill is offering 10 per cent off all household policies taken out with them. On top of that, Westhill is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in insurance, and is offering free insurance to some lucky customers. For every 25 policies placed on cover with us, one will be chosen at random and refunded. Please click here and read more.

Westhill Insurance covers bike insurance, car insurance, van insurance, home insurance, business insurance, let property insurance, commercial insurance or even public liability insurance. It is willing to talk with you and come up with a tailor-made deal to suit. In the current climate of financial and insurance crisis Westhill Insurance understands the fear of dealing with a large impersonal, unaccountable organisation and sets itself apart as the broker you can speak to and trust.

For more information on Westhill Insurance or a quote, visit www.westhill-home-insurance.co.uk or call on 0844 371 7000 Mon – Fri 0900-1730 and Sat 0900-1300.

Posted on 10th September, 2009