Checklist for Storm Protection
Posted on 10th October 2023 at 16:49
With stormy weather on the increase in the UK, this checklist can help you with prevention rather than cure.
Here is a basic checklist so that you can inspect your property with the aim of prevently storms doing too much damage.
Is rainwater flowing away from your exterior drains?
Guttering - is there any damage or debris preventing water flow?
Cracks in brick work or render can allow water ingress.
Leaks - check around windows and doors.
Check the loft for hidden leaks and signs of damp.
Outside drainage - check areas that breach damp course heights, e.g. patios, decking or driveway.
Garden furniture - store it away or tie it down. It can fly around in high winds.
Tree safety - are trees near your property healthy and sturdy?
Inspect flat roofs for damage or leaks - these typically have shorter life span.
Roof tiles - can you see cracked or slipped slates?
Mortar on chimneys - ensure it is in good condition and not degraded.
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