Posted 15th Dec 2017

70% of Brits 'unprepared' for winter home emergency

By KBBDaily on 15th December 2017 - 15:36pm

A new survey by heating oil supplier Super Saver Oil has found that 67% of Brits are unprepared for a “winter household emergency”, with boiler breakdowns topping the list of emergencies UK homeowners are not prepared for in the winter months.

More than 30% said they were unprepared for gas leaks, while a quarter of the 1,067 UK adults surveyed said they weren't prepared for freezing pipes. Only 20% of UK adults said they would know how to prevent a winter household emergency, and 37% said they would know who to call in the event of one.

“It’s not surprising to see that Brits are worried about numerous factors this winter season,” said project manager Mark Hackett. “As the weather gets increasingly colder, breaking boilers or freezing pipes are going to be on the rise among many households in the UK.

“With Christmas just around the corner, our advice would be to ensure that you stock up on items as early as possible, plan ahead, and find out who is best to contact if any of these problems occur. Christmas is meant to be an enjoyable time, so by planning ahead this will help Brits to not worry and they can fully embrace the winter season.”

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