It’s easy for pipes to freeze during the cold winter weather in Britain, preparing for the cold spell however is usually easy and affordable. Heat Tech Innovations have our top tips to stop your pipes from freezing.
The best way to keep your pipes from freezing is to purchase specifically designed pipe insulation.An affordable fix compared to the potential repair cost, pay particularly more attention to unheated homes in your home such as loft, garage or basement.
Seal Cracks and Openings
Check around your home for any opening or cracks, these holes could potentially cause drafts that freeze your water system. Gaps to look out for are very easy to notice and usually occurs around windows, doors and cables coming into your home. Caulk any holes will help to keep the warm air within your home by increasing your properties insulation.
Leave the Heat On
During the Christmas break you may leave your home to visit family and friends, while you are away make sure you leave your heating on. Unfortunately this means you wont save on your heating bill however the repair bill of fixing a burst pipe while you are away will become far more expensive.
Other Useful Tips
- Turn up the heat.
- Set up fans to blow heat into cold rooms.
- Open vanity or cabinet doors so warm air can reach the pipes under sinks.
- If you have exposed pipes inside closets or pantries, leave doors open.
- Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Even “frostproof” faucets can burst if a hose is connected.
Call The Professionals
When you need immediate help, you want someone you can trust. Heat Tech Innovations has served Plymouth for over 20 years, and we have become one of the region’s most trusted plumbers.
Offering emergency service and long warranties on our workmanship, we are confident in all services we provide to our customers. Our team is made up of local experts who are committed to providing quality service — contact us today to get your pipes back in the optimal condition.