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15 November 18
In early 2018, much of the UK was in the grasp of the ‘Beast from the East’, which led to a massive increase in burst pipes inside and outside the home due to icy temperatures and sudden thaws.
However, these problems can be prevented with a few simple steps:
An Affinity Water spokesperson said: “Any sudden drop in temperature could cause damage to pipes and property if people aren’t prepared. If pipes freeze during the night, the first you may be aware of a problem is when they thaw, causing water to stream from burst pipes in the loft, flooding rooms below. The consequences can be very damaging and upsetting, but this can be easily avoided by insulating exposed pipe work.”
Useful information on how to lag pipes and dealing with frozen pipes can be found on the Affinity Water website at: www.affinitywater.co.uk/winter
When looking for a plumber, it is recommended to select one that is a member of an approved contractor scheme, such as WaterSafe. Approved businesses can be found at: www.watersafe.org.uk
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