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Let's Make Home Improvements & Stay Winter Well

Let's Make Home Improvements & Stay Winter Well

The importance of home maintenance and repairs

It's easy to ignore home repairs. You tell yourself that you'll get to them eventually, or that they're not really that important. But the truth is, ignoring home repairs can have serious consequences.

Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn't ignore home repairs:

  1. Home repairs can prevent bigger problems down the road.

    If you take care of small repairs right away, you can avoid larger, more expensive problems later on. For example, if you have a leaking faucet, you might not think it's a big deal and decide to ignore it. But if you don't fix the leak, the water can cause damage to your sink, your counter top, or even your floors.

  2. Ignoring home repairs can be expensive in the long run.

    The longer you wait to address a problem, the more expensive it will be to fix. For example, if you ignore a small water leak, it could eventually lead to mold and mildew growth, which can be very costly to remove.

  3. Neglected homes can become unsafe, and pose a risk to your family's health and safety.

    Leaving what might only look like a minor cosmetic problem for another day, could pose some serious risks to the health and wellbeing of you and your family. For example, if you have a loose stair rail, it might not seem like a big deal. But if someone falls down the stairs because of the loose rail, they could get seriously injured.

  4. Home repairs can improve your quality of life. If your home is in disrepair, it can be difficult to enjoy your day-to-day life. By taking care of repairs, you can make your home a more comfortable and enjoyable place to live.

It's no secret that home repairs can be expensive. If you're like most people, you probably don't have a lot of extra cash lying around to pay for unexpected home repairs. That's why it's so important to have a savings plan in place for these kinds of expenses, so if and when they do arise, they don't end up becoming a more costly and potentially dangerous situation.

So don't ignore those home repairs! Taking care of them right away can save you money and headaches down the road.

Energy Efficiency

Many of us spend a lot of time in our homes, and they can be expensive to run so it's important to do everything you can to protect it. A home energy check can help you identify ways to improve your home's energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills.

There are a number of benefits to getting a home energy check:

  1. Save money on your utility bills

    By identifying ways to make your home more energy-efficient, you can save money on your monthly utility bills.

  2. Improve the comfort of your home

    Making your home more energy-efficient can improve the comfort of your living space by reducing drafts and making it easier to maintain a consistent temperature.

  3. Increase the value of your home

    If you own your home, making energy-efficiency improvements to your home can increase its value if you ever decide to sell.

  4. Help the environment

    Reducing your home's energy consumption can also help reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment.

Take a look at our Winter Well Home Improvement page where you will find support available in Bury from your local council and other services. Offers include advice on reducing bills and saving energy, assistance with home insulation, free energy checks, assistance with home repairs, specialist equipment, homelessness and more.

If you are having financial difficulties, struggling to pay your bills and life essentials, visit our Anti-Poverty and Financial Wellbeing page where you will find a wealth of services from the likes of Citizens Advice, offering information and support for different things such as energy bills, debt advice and benefits,

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