What not to forget as you turn your house into a home.
A splash of paint
New home? Or new ideas? Painting a room is a cheap way to make a big impact but paint spills on carpets are a common reason to claim. Check to see if your carpet is covered...with a dust sheet...and accidental damage cover on your policy.
Know the drill
Putting up a new shelf or photo frame? Make sure to check for cables and pipes before you drill holes in the wall as it could result in damage. Check your policy to make sure you are covered for any accidents you may have.
Spring a leak
Leaking water can cause damage to your property. Read our hints and tips on how to prevent leaks in the first place. If you're planning to tackle any plumbing yourself check that your policy covers you for DIY damage to plumbing.
Avoid garden flooding
Changing levels in your garden with new decking or patio can leave you at risk of flooding, so don’t forget to do your research. Before you start any projects like this, it’s always worth checking your policy.
An unoccupied home
Going on holiday? Leaving your home unoccupied for a long period? You should tell us. You may not be able to claim for loss or damage that happens if you leave your property for longer than noted on your policy documents.
Mind the gap
If you’re taking out windows and doors for any length of time, even overnight, check what steps your insurer wants you to take while your home isn’t 100% secured. If your home is more vulnerable to thieves, it’s better to be on the safe side.