Don’t let a household disaster spoil your Christmas!

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There are few things more wonderful than the festive season. It’s the time when you and your family come together to spend time with each other, decorate the tree, share gifts, and generally just get as merry as possible! Of course, the last thing you want is for some kind of household disaster to come along and ruin the whole thing! There’s nothing as awful as something that completely derails your holiday celebrations when all you want to do is relax with the most important people in your life. With that in mind, here are a few wintertime household disasters that you’ll want to avoid this Christmas!


A burst pipe is one of the most shocking and unpleasant surprises that you’re likely to get during the winter. The issue is that if the water in your pipes freezes, it expands which causes the pipes to crack. Then, when it defrosts again, you’re going to end up with a seriously nasty leak. Who knew science could be so unpleasant! The key to avoiding this is to make sure that you keep the water moving through your pipes and that you check up on them as regularly as possible during the winter. The last thing you want is to deal with a flooded kitchen while you’re in the middle of making Christmas dinner!


As much as you might want to, it can be tough to get into the Christmas spirit when you and your family are sitting around slowly turning into human-shaped popsicles. You don’t want to end up spending your Christmas in a freezing cold house because your heating has stopped working. The best thing to do is to make sure that your boiler has been recently serviced and that your radiators are working. If they need replacing, then places like Only Radiators can be incredibly useful. That way, you and your family are going to be able to get cosy and warm, no matter how frightful the weather outside might be.


This is one of those jobs that no one wants to do, but you need to make sure that you’re cleaning out your gutters as often as possible, especially when the weather gets cold. During the summer it’s not much of a problem, but when the weather turns wet and cold, you’re going to end up dealing with some seriously unpleasant issues if you’re not keeping them clear. As they fill with leaves and mud, which get cemented together with the rain, huge blockages are going to occur, which is going to get even worse when they start freezing as well. This can cause awful smells, leaks, and even flooding if you’re not careful. It’s a nasty job, but someone’s gotta do it, so get up that ladder and sort your gutters out!

Sure, the idea of having to deal with any of these things can be a real pain in the backside when you’ve got everything else around Christmas to worry about. But making sure that they’re dealt with in advance is far less of a hassle than trying to handle the fallout from when something goes horribly wrong. That way you and your family can just relax and enjoy Christmas in peace!

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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