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Top Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Temperatures have dropped around the UK and there will undoubtedly be more cold weather on the way in the coming weeks and months. One issue that can cause serious problems is frozen pipes, so what can you do to prevent a mishap caused by cold temperatures?

Real Homes recently offered some advice on what you can do to get your home ready for winter and protect against this plumbing disaster.

Firstly, if you have any exposed pipes you need to make sure that water is run from them regularly. Turn them on frequently and make sure you check them regularly too.

Making sure your home is properly insulated can also help to protect the pipes. Invest in loft and cavity wall insulation to keep your home warm and make it less likely that one of your pipes will freeze this winter.

You can also add foam insulation directly to exposed pipes, which is a highly effective and cost-efficient way of protecting them from the worst of the cold weather.

Just being alert to the fact that your pipes may have frozen is important. This will mean you identify an issue and can call emergency plumbers in Peterborough quickly to fix the problem.

It seems that many of us don’t deal with leaks in our homes quickly enough, according to research from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).

A survey by WRAS found that one in five Brits would wait longer than four days to get a leaky toilet fixed, for instance, which wastes an estimated 400 litres of water per day.