Cold weather can cause lots of problems for plumbing and pipework in a home. Water running through an area which is not heated can freeze in the cold, frozen pipes can cause damage to plumbing systems and some appliances can be very badly damaged by this.
Pipes running through garages, lofts and roof spaces, under suspended wooden floors on the ground floor, cellars and outbuildings are at greatest risk.
Other pipes that may be affected are hot and cold water pipework to taps on basins, baths, showers, WCs, sinks and boiler condensate pipes.
Here are some top tips from Bain Plumbing Services on how to prevent frozen pipes in your home:
1) If you are going on holiday over winter consider leaving your heating on a low temperature, if you are going away for a long period of time consider draining your system and refill on your return. Either way it is advised to turn the incoming stop tap off fully.
2) Try to make sure pipes don’t run through an unheated area, if this is not possible insulate with pipe insulation, this is a very cheap option, it is simple to do and can be purchased from any DIY store and will slow down the freezing process, but will not prevent it completely.
If you need any other advice, give Bain Plumbing Services a call on 01204 396669
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