Co-operative Insurance urges homeowners to protect their properties this winter

Homeowners should make certain that their properties are protected from the effects of the cold this winter, according to the Co-operative .

The insurance provider has revealed that around 19 per cent of claims on home and car insurance come in the first two months of the year. James Hillon, functional leader of the Co-operative Insurance, explained: “Preparing for the winter weather doesn’t need to be costly or time-consuming, there are a few simple steps which everyone can take to protect themselves, their homes and their cars this winter.”

To ensure safety at home, it is essential to check that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Also, boilers should be professionally serviced to make sure that they are functioning properly. Drivers should inspect their tyers, lights and wipers before setting out in bad weather . In addition, de-icer and an ice scraper are essential to keep cars free from ice.

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