Temperatures can rapidly decrease in the colder months, hitting below freezing in some parts of the UK. This can have some unfortunate effects on your pipes, as they can eventually freeze or in worse scenarios burst. With this short guide our top tips will help you prepare your home for the colder months, preventing frozen mishaps.
To prevent your pipes from freezing or bursting and possible further damage to your home ensure you:
- Sufficiently insulate your pipes, particularly your loft, under kitchen sinks and the sides of your water tanks.
- Remove any garden hoses that are connected. During the very cold months, ice can form inside the hose and pressure will inevitably build up in the water lines in your home.
- Circulate warm air in your home, as it keeps the pipes in the walls from freezing. If you are on holiday for a couple of days set a timer for your heating to come on at certain intervals of the day, just to maintain a suitable temperature.
- During cold spells, keep cupboard doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, particularly those in the kitchen and bathroom.
- Know where your main shut-off valve is. It may sound simple but it is effective especially if a pipe did burst.
- Repair any leaking faucets outside.
These simple but effective tips do not take a lot of time or effort to complete and can initially save stress and money in the future. If you do have any damage to your pipes or they have burst, Ansa is only a call away. We ensure quality and a very good value for money.
If you are having issues with your drains or have a general enquiry please contact us here. Or call our helpline 0844 273 2960.