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Frozen Pipes: Christmas and Winter Edition!

11/22/2023 (Permalink)

When water freezes, it expands and because it is confined within pipework (copper or plastic), this puts pressure on the pipes causing cracks, especially at weak points in the system. Then when the water defrosts, it can cause major leaks in properties.

  1. Be aware of this and look for the signs of frozen pipes – this can include a slowing or stopping of the flow to taps or other fittings in your property.
  2. Try not to let temperatures get too cold in your property – and, if you are away over cold periods, consider leaving your central heating on (even at a lower temperature
  3. Check out this Source for more tips: https://leakdetection.co.uk/information/christmas-water-damage-tips/

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