The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is warning householders to act now to avoid the misery and damage that frozen and burst pipes can cause as winter starts to bite.
During the bitter and abnormally cold winter of 2010, insurers paid out £1billion to customers who had suffered burst pipe damage – and this was for a fairly short period between 24 November and 31 December.
There are some simple, effective and fast steps you can take to reduce the risks of suffering the effects of freezing temperatures, and these include:
If you are unlucky and your pipes do freeze:
If you have any queries regarding your property insurance, just pick up the phone to our friendly team here at Westhill Insurance Services. Whilst home insurance will pay for the often considerable damage caused by burst pipes, it cannot compensate for the misery and inconvenience they cause: this is when it is good to know you have someone on your side to help you through the claims process. Our staff are fully trained – and happy to assist – so if you ever do have reason to ask for help, we will always be sure to do our best to ensure you sort out your problems, and so get your home dry and warm as quickly as possible.