Whilst the weather is still cold, it may be wise to focus on some of your indoor jobs that you’ve been putting off. Many of the insurance claims we attend are for escapes of water which have resulted in damage to the ceiling of the room below. Further inspection often reveals that this “escape of water” is the result of a failed seal around the bath or shower, deemed as wear and tear and is not covered on insurance policies. Seals don’t last forever. Check the seals around your showers, baths and wash basins. Replace them if there is any sign of deterioration. It’s not a big job but it could save you big money.
In this Rossendale property the seal around the kitchen sink has failed. No remedial action has been taken and the plasterwork underneath has become damp and is starting to crack. The repair has become a much bigger and costlier job to undertake.
The old adage “Prevention is better that cure” is certainly true when it comes to property maintenance.
If you missed part one of the series of Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition, read it here.
This post is the second in a series. The other maintenance posts can be read here