As we begin to brace ourselves for the coming winter, it is so important that we plan ahead and be prepared....

We should all be mindful about adequately protecting our homes to prevent burst water pipes, which can cause so much damage as well as a great deal of stress and inconvenience. It is also important not to forget secondary homes that may be let to tenants or possibly left unoccupied for longer periods, making them even more vulnerable.

Insurers continue to see an increasing number of escape of water claims and we are very much aware of the damage and distress that it causes, often involving long periods where a home is made uninhabitable whilst being suitably restored, which is why we don’t want this to happen to you.

Prevention is far better than cure and this leaflet highlights some important points that will hopefully help you to reduce these risks.