Protect and save money
Winter is biting, and many of us are already starting to feel its harsh bite – and with sub-zero temperatures forecast for the coming weeks, now is the time to make sure that you and your home are ready for the icy onslaught. Protecting your water pipes against the cold may be the last thing on your mind, but a burst pipe in winter can be a real headache, so taking the time to prevent it from happening can be a wise move, particularly given the cost involved.
Water damage from pipe bursts can result in a huge amount of damage to homes and ruin people’s precious belongings leading to huge heartache and misery. However, there are simple steps homeowners can take to protect their properties, which can dramatically reduce the chances of pipes freezing.
So, what exactly can you do to prevent your water pipes from freezing?
Make sure your loft area is well insulated, if not get it done as soon as possible. This action in some cases can be done free of charge so check out on this site to see if you qualify.
Keeping your water pipes warm and cosy isn’t demanding work. In fact, there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to help prevent the big freeze ruining the festive period with a burst pipe:
Keep the heating on.
If you’re planning on going away for a short spell, it’s best not to try and save money by turning off the heating in your absence. If there is no hot water or warm air circulating around your home, your pipes will be in danger of freezing, so make sure that you have your heating on regularly and use a timer if you are going away.