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5 Home Winterising Tips to Prepare your House for the Cold Season

With October upon us and the dark nights drawing in, it’s time to batten down the hatches and get cosy. For the season that marks the beginning of hibernation, here’s how you can prepare your home for the winter season.

Let more light in

Reduced exposure to sunlight during the autumn and winter months can have a huge effect on your mood. The severity of this varies from person to person, but there are things that you can do to reduce the negative impact on your emotional well-being.

Staying on top of your window cleaning throughout the winter months will prevent any dirt and grime from building up and natural light from being restricted.

Our local window cleaners provide regular service and high standards all year round. We even offer a ‘Rain Guarantee’ on the rare occasion that you’re not happy.

It’s also a good idea to open your windows and let the fresh air circulate. If it gets a bit chilly, make a brew and snuggle up in a blanket.

The importance of property maintenance

Allowing dirt and mould to accumulate on your gutters, soffits, and fascias can be detrimental to your kerb appeal. Without proper cleaning and maintenance, cracks and holes will start to appear and the damage can be quite costly.

Combined with unavoidable low temperatures and frozen debris that may gather, could potentially lead to property damage both internally and externally.

Twice-yearly cleaning also reduces the risk of permanent staining which will become more apparent in summer/springtime. Our window cleaning specialists offer this service. As your trusted local window cleaners, we recommend arranging an external clean before winter sets in.

Connect with the outdoors

It can be difficult to get outdoors and connect with nature during the winter months. Battling the elements isn’t appealing to everyone and can intensify our feelings of being down in the dumps. Those lucky enough to have a conservatory can shelter from the weather conditions and stay warm whilst creating the sense of being outdoors.

Indoor plants like aloe vera, snake plant, and sweetheart are a great way to bring the outside in. Practise a regular cleaning schedule and let the sunlight shine through and increase the visibility of the winter skies.

You’ll create the sense of being outside without getting toasty and dry. With a few hacks, you can also keep it functional even if your conservatory is on the smaller side.

Ramp up security

Not to put a negative spin on things, but it’s reported that unfortunately, house burglaries increase during the winter months and in the lead up to Christmas.

Nonetheless, taking simple steps to secure your home and thinking ahead will help put your mind at rest and replace any negative security niggles with positive vibes instead.

Cook up a storm

No other food feels like winter to us like warming soups and stews. But, it can be hard to muster up the motivation and energy to cook in the darker months. Although not specifically for your home and rather for the benefit of the people that live in it, preparing some nourishing meals in advance can save you the hassle and provide some delicious goodness.

Whilst you’re at it, don’t forget to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. It’s better to be safe than sorry as home cooking and the use of your fire and heating ramps up.

Got any questions about our local cleaning services or perhaps a few concerns about winterising your home for the cold season?  Get in touch with us, we’re always happy to help!

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