Look after your home plumbing

Look after your home plumbing

Plumbing
Preventing burst water pipes The damaged caused to your property from burst or leaking water pipes may include ruined carpets and furniture, damaged tarmac and lawns and the loss of expensive luxury items like TVs, computers and games machines. During the harsh winter months outside temperatures can drop below zero causing water to freeze in water pipes. As the water in the pipes freezes and turns to ice it can expand by up to 10%, the resulting pressure from the expansion can force the pipe to burst or force open pipe couplings. There are a number of things you could do to avoid damaged water pipes during winter, these include: Insulate all of your water supply pipes. Keep your central heating at a minimum 13C-16C, if it is forecast to…
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