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How to avoid freezing pipes this winter

1st November 2022
As we head into the colder months it’s important to prepare yourself and your pipes for the change in temperate. With a little preparation and forethought, you can potentially save yourself thousands in repairs. We’ve highlighted the ways in which you can put yourself in the best position possible this winter.

Why Do Frozen Pipes Cause Such A Problem?

Water expands as it freezes, adding pressure from the inside out. It’s really that simple, depending on the volume of water and the strength of the pipe will depend on the severity of damage caused to your drain pipes.

What Damage Can Happen?

The damage caused from a burst pipe can vary. The pipe could burst completely and where it’s located could cause further damage to your home. The pipe may just crack and cause a slow leak, which will still cause damage to a lesser degree.

It’s obvious that left unchecked frozen pipes can cause unwanted issues in your home.

So, What Can You Do?

There are a few methods you can use to keep your pipes working well this winter.

Insulate - The pipes that are exposed to the elements or in an area that can get particularly cold. Outside or in a loft space are places this can occur.

Heating – You can leave your heating on when you leave the property. Low heat can keep the air warm in your home and prevent any freezing pipes.

Turn your taps on regularly – Turning your taps on every day can help prevent your pipes from freezing.

So, there we have it, a quick look at the damage frozen pipes can cause and how to prevent them. It’s something to consider and constantly monitored throughout the winter.