Here at City Rental Services with the colder weather upon us, it’s that time of year when we advise our tenants and property landlords alike to consider the benefits of effective property maintenance during the colder winter months.
With that in mind, here are some of tips for Winter maintenance of rented properties in Bristol to ensure your repair bills are kept to a minimum:
Keep the heating on low – this prevents pipes from freezing, and also helps to maintain the property at a constant temperature. It is usually cheaper to retain a constant level of heat rather than switching the boiler on and off.
If you going away during the winter for more than a fortnight contact your letting agent so they can check the property for you during this time. This could help prevent unnecessary emergencies.
Ensure you know the location of the property stop tap.
If pipes do freeze – open up kitchen cupboards to allow heat to the water supply pipes. Place hot water bottles on the pipes to defrost them slowly.
Check the loft space regularly if you have a loft-located water tank.
Check that your insurances are up to date.
Speak to your letting agent – get handy hints and tips from them. They will also have a number of tradesmen to assist if Winter problems arise.
If you’re looking for advice on rented property in Bristol, please call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.