As severe weather sweeps across Britain today, TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, is urging homeowners to brace their homes now as extreme cold and flooding could put a big strain on their homes and safety.
“Protecting your home is vital, particularly when a frozen water pipe can burst and flood your house or an ice dam in your gutter can cause water to seep into and saturate an interior wall,” says Simon Ayers, Chief Executive of TrustMark. “With this blast of freezing weather, we want homeowners to be prepared in case the worst does happen enabling them to fix any problems as soon as possible, either by doing the work themselves if you have the right skills or by calling in a qualified and inspected tradesperson from a reputable ‘find a trader’ scheme such as TrustMark. With more than 21,000 licensed trades and the largest database of accredited tradespeople in the country, people can feel confident that by employing a TrustMark registered tradesperson, both high standards and quality of workmanship will be met.”
By taking some precautions and dealing with problems at an early stage can often ward off the need for more extensive and expensive repairs later on. Below is a list of weather winter tips to help get your home through this severe stretch of cold:
To find your nearest TrustMark registered firm, please visit www.trustmark.org.uk
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Notes to Editors
TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme that covers work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home