The advice comes as the BBC forecast that temperatures could dive as low as -15C on Saturday and Sunday evening, the lowest since March 2013. Conditions such as these can lead to the bursting of domestic pipes, with the cold winter of 2010 creating more than £1 billion of damage inside a 37 day period.
We see more burst pipe and escape of water insurance claims than any other; the damage caused can be significant but there are several simple steps holiday homeowners can take in order to minimise their risk.
The firm has issued guidance including a number of steps you can take in order to reduce the chances of potential damage:
The damage caused by burst pipes can be significant to any property homeowner, potentially leaving areas of your home uninhabitable for a considerable amount of time. Being proactive in reacting to potentially severe weather could save you considerable potential cost and disruption.
For more guidance on property checks during extreme weather and avoiding burst pipes please read:
Boshers offer specialist holiday home insurance to owners across the UK. For more information on how a specialist insurer can help and support your holiday home business, please give us a call on 01237 429444.
* Source Association Of British Insurers (ABI) – Avoid frozen and burst pipe problems this winter warns ABI