• Clear any leaves covering drains.
  • Check gutters are not blocked with leaves, bird nests or grit from roof tiles. Clear any blockages.
  • Secure or replace any loose roof tiles.
  • Prune and cut back nearby trees to reduce the risk of falling branches.
  • Repair gates and fences to protect against damage from storms.
  • Check your damp course is free. Clear away any debris or piles of leaves that may bridge your damp course.
  • Check and fix any dripping taps.
  • Make sure you know where your main water stop cock is, so you can shut off the water supply if there is a flood.
  • If you go away on holiday shut off the water supply.
  • Make sure you know how to switch off the mains supply if necessary.
  • Locate your fuse box and ensure you have spare fuses.

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