Complete this home health check to avoid costly expenses

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June 27, 2023
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Protect your home and finances from unexpected expenses

Inflation rates are on the rise, and it's crucial to protect your home and finances from unexpected expenses. At BIG Warranties, we understand the importance of being prepared for any eventuality. That's why we've created this comprehensive home health check to help you identify potential risks that could lead to unnecessary costs. By addressing these key areas, you can ensure peace of mind and financial security. Let's dive into the checklist and discover how you can safeguard your home against inflated expenses.

Electrical /domestic appliances

Inspect your electrical appliances for signs of wear, frayed cords, or faulty connections. Malfunctioning appliances can lead to costly repairs or even pose a safety hazard. Taking proactive measures now can help you avoid unforeseen expenses down the line.

Burst pipes and leaks

Check your plumbing system for any signs of leaks, such as damp spots or discolouration. Ignoring small leaks can result in significant water damage and inflated repair costs. Taking prompt action can save you from unnecessary expenses in the long run.

Lost keys

Misplacing keys can be both frustrating and costly. Consider the expenses associated with replacing locks or calling a locksmith. By being mindful of your keys and having a backup plan, you can prevent unnecessary expenditures.

Pest infestation

Inspect your home for any signs of pests, such as droppings or gnawed furniture. Pest infestations can cause property damage and even impact your health. Taking preventive measures or seeking professional help early on can save you from the expenses of extermination and repairs.

Central heating issues

Test your central heating system to ensure it's functioning efficiently. A malfunctioning heating system can lead to increased energy bills and discomfort. Addressing any issues promptly can help you avoid the high costs associated with extensive repairs or replacements.

Roofing and windows

Regularly check your roof for missing shingles or signs of damage, and inspect your windows for drafts. Damaged roofing or inefficient windows can result in inflated energy bills and potential water damage. Repairing or replacing them in a timely manner can save you from significant expenses.

Plumbing and drainage

Assess your plumbing system for any clogs or slow drainage. Ignoring plumbing issues can lead to pipe bursts or water damage, resulting in costly repairs. Taking care of minor plumbing problems now can prevent major financial setbacks in the future.

Home security

Evaluate your home security measures, including locks and alarms. Ensuring your home is secure can help prevent break-ins and potential theft. The expenses associated with stolen valuables or property damage can be significant, making preventive measures well worth the investment.

Boiler breakdown

Regularly maintain and service your boiler to avoid unexpected breakdowns. A malfunctioning boiler can leave you without hot water or heating, and repairs can be costly. Proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of new boilers as well as models that are a little older, and save you from inflated expenses.

Gas and electricity supply

Keep an eye out for any abnormalities or potential hazards in your gas and electricity supply connections. Faulty systems pose safety risks and can lead to higher utility bills or even accidents. Being vigilant and addressing issues promptly can save you from costly repairs and potential dangers.

Completing this home health check empowers you to identify potential risks and take proactive measures to avoid inflated expenses. By addressing these key areas of your home, you can protect your finances and enjoy peace of mind. At BIG Warranties, we offer appliance and home emergency insurance to provide you with added protection and support. However, taking preventive actions now can go a long way in minimizing unnecessary costs. Don't wait until it's too late; prioritize your home's well-being and financial security today.

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