Storm Doris aftermath

Yesterday’s Storm Doris caused injuries and, particularly sadly, a woman’s death. It also caused damage to many homes. If your home has been damaged, be alert to the possibility of danger from damaged gas pipes or electricity cables, or from unstable structures falling. Once you have assessed any damage, you may want to contact your…

Spot the signs of damage inside your home

You need to be able to spot signs of damage to your home as soon as possible, before it becomes a big problem. Five things you might want to look out for: A. Damage to your bathroom seals If the sealant around your shower or bath is missing, or starting to crack, then water may…

Victim of burglary? What should you do?

Hopefully your home will never be burgled. It is a horrible experience, and expensive; the average cost of a burglary in the UK, including damage to property and stolen property, is well over £2,000. If you do return to your home and find it has been burgled, what should you do? Don’t rush in Don’t…

Storm Doris to hit the UK this Thursday

High winds are forecast in the next few days as Storm Doris will hit on Thursday, particularly affecting the North of England. If you have a garden, check for any items that could be blown around and cause damage to your property – toys, barbecues, light tables and chairs, even bicycles could all become hazards…