HOW TO AVOID FROZEN PIPES
POSTED BY STEVE FARNELL POST DATE 19/12/2021
It is the time of year that you may experience your pipes freezing when another cold spell comes along. This problem can be very inconvenient and fairly expensive if you have to call a plumber out to fix the leaks, so the best way is to avoid your pipes freezing altogether.
There are two main ways
First make sure your pipes are heated and you leave the boiler on ,if on hoilday or away from the home for some time.
Second make sure your pipes are have lagging on them also loft insultation can be used to protect your pipes.
Keep the house warm, and if you know of any pipes that tend to freeze , decide how to keep them warm. If you think you are going to have freezing problems, run some water through the pipes on a regular basis this may prevent freezing of the pipes.
At this time of year be sure that you have disconnected any out side taps and garden hoses are all turned off. Turn off any stop taps that lead to the outside tap or pipework.
If you have frozen pipes and need help contact us on 07958 649 730 as for Steve.
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HOW TO AVOID BUST PIPES
POSTED BY STEVEN FARNELL POST DATE 22/10/2016
At this time of year we have to be careful to avoid the risk of burst pipes, so to avoid them here is what to do it .
All exposed or vulnerrable pipes in lofts, basements or pipe work on outside walls (especially cold water mains pipes) should be as insulated as much, as possible.
This is especially important in urmston, manchester area where most pipes have very little protection due to fair weather we get most of the year. Any insultation such as foam or rubbers lagging helps as long as the pipes are covered.
When vacating your home on a holiday during a cold snap it is advisable to have your heating come on for a short period in the morning say 6:30am and evening say 10:30pm. Just ensure your clock for central heating is set correctly and room thermostat is set at around 15 degrees. Another action you can take is turning off your stop tap ,normally under the kinchen sink or under the stairs/cellar area.
Once you have found your stop tap ensure its shut. Open the kitchen taps to drain the water from the incoming mains pipe also open the taps upstairs.
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Thanks again steve for the new boiler great job,
k Poole Davyhulme Manchester
Thanks for the fixing that leak under the bath
A Spencer Davyhulme
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B Brown Stretford
Bathroom looks fantastic many thanks
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