Burst and frozen water pipes can cause untold damage to your home so here are some tips to prevent it during freezing conditions this winter.
How to prevent frozen pipes
- Ensure water pipes and water tanks are insulated correctly as these exposed pipes are more likely to freeze. Also, consider opening your loft hatch as allowing warm air to reach the loft can reduce the risk of the water tank freezing.
- In very cold weather the heating will need to be on low, or set to come on a couple of times a day, especially if you’re going away.
- If you’re away for a while, then ask a friend or relative to check on your home and make sure pipes haven’t burst or frozen.
- Make sure you know where your stop cock is, and check that it works. This can usually be found under the kitchen sink. If you cannot locate then contact a local plumber for advice.
Advice on what to do if you find your pipes are frozen
- Turn the water off at the main stop cock
- Attempt to thaw frozen pipes with a hot water bottle or hairdryer where possible, beginning from the tap end and working back toward the cold water tank. Never use a heat gun or blow torch.
- Open the tap nearest to the part of the pipe you think is frozen so the water can flow through when it has melted.
- Switch off your central heating or any other water heating installations. Ensure that professional repair has been carried out before switching back on.
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