Below are a few guidelines to help you look after your property properly over the winter period;
Minimise the amount of clothes you dry inside the property or on radiators (always use a dyer where possible), this will prevent condensation building up inside your apartment and always open a window or two to ventilate.
INSURANCE... is vital at this time of year, if the pipes burst in your apartment block, or the electrics go and all the food in your fridge/freezer is ruined – you have to claim on your insurance – your landlord is not responsible for this! Check you have an insurance policy and what it covers.
IF A PIPE BURSTS IN YOUR BLOCK.... you will need to turn the stopcock off.. please follow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1euxjXH56To for information on how to find and turn it off.
GOING AWAY.... If you are leaving the property for over 5 days please make sure you:
Set your heating to come on at intervals to keep the pipes working and your boiler ticking over
Make sure you don’t leave any taps dripping (this can lead to burst pipes)
Advise a neighbour or friends to keep an eye on the property for you
If you go away for over 5 days keep your heating on CONSTANTLY!
With cold weather being foreseeable at this time of year you have to take precautions, If you have any questions/need more advice, don’t hesitate to contact us at the office.
Emergency contacts will be available over the Christmas period and are for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
This ONLY constitutes no hot water, no heating – most other things can wait until we are open again. If you require further guidance, please call the office for details (our opening times are available on the main homepage).
In the event of an emergency, please call 07595271570. If no answer is obtained, please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP.