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Frozen Pipes

As temperatures drop during the winter months, one of the most concerning issues  is the possibility of frozen pipes. When water inside pipes freezes, it expands, leading to cracks, leaks, and even burst pipes, causing significant damage to your home. To avoid this inconvenient situation, here are some essential tips to prevent frozen pipes:

  1. Protect your home from burst pipes by not letting it get too cold. Set your heating to a consistent low temperature or use the heating for short periods of time. A moderate temperature will prevent frozen pipes.
  2. Allowing faucets to drip slightly can relieve pressure within pipes, reducing the likelihood of freezing. This technique works effectively, especially during extremely cold nights.
  3. Inspect your home for any gaps or cracks that allow cold air to seep in. Seal these openings around doors, windows, and foundation walls to prevent cold drafts from reaching pipes.

If a pipe bursts call our repair team on 0800 068 1466. Switch off your water heater or boiler and use buckets or towels to clear up any water.

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