With the winter months on the horizon, ensuring that household plumbing is in its best shape is essential. Pipework in the home should be checked before the weather turns frosty to prevent burst pipes. The cost of water damage can be huge so having pipes checked for leaks and weak spots can potentially save a fortune. Be safe and hire a plumber now.
The most vulnerable pipes are those located in the lift space, and these are the pipes that are often neglected. These should be checked by a WaterSafe registered plumber to make sure they have sufficient lagging to protect them from freezing. Faulty plumbing fixtures such as dripping taps should also be fixed prior to the winter months, as they can fail completely in frosty conditions.
There are some steps homeowners can take to prevent winter-related plumbing damage. Every time you leave the house, make sure that thermostats are set at 14°C. You should also check the main water valve to keep it in good working order. Garden taps are also a common call-out due to freezing temperatures: the inside tap should be turned off and the garden tap left open to prevent damage.
Householders should be familiar with the position of all the shut-off points for the plumbing fixtures in the home. If the worst case scenario happens and there is a plumbing leak, homeowners should remain calm: fill the kettle and a bucket with water and shut off the correct valve. Then hire a plumber who is local and is highly recommended, you can check their Google rankings to see what others are saying about their services.
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They should then call a WaterSafe registered trades person to attend to the matter. All plumbing repair personnel affiliated with the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) will automatically be registered, so the repairs will be in qualified hands.
Protect the Elderly This Winter, MetOffice.gov.uk