Pipes inside your home
While some may be enjoying the winter, January cold weather can bring with it some unique plumbing challenges. In this blog post, we will examine the challenge of frozen pipes in and outside your house.
As you may know, cold weather will often cause water to freeze.
Frozen water will cause the pipes to expand. This creates a serious problem with with the structure of the pipe work around your home, creating splits or broken joints.
This winter, make sure you check all the pipes inside your home, to ensure that they can withstand dropping temperatures.
If you are worried about some pipes becoming brittle or breaking, call local emergency plumbing today and we will be happy to check all the pipework inside your home.
One of the simplest ways to avoid pipe damage is by using insulation. This is particularly necessary for unheated areas of your house such as copper roofs, garages, and lofts.
Our Friendly Local Plumbers could also fit your water tank with an insulation jacket. You may want to drain water tanks or pipes for the entire winter, if they are located in unheated areas.
Check your heating settings if you will be away from home for a while. It’s also very important to check that your boiler has been serviced, and we would be happy to visit your home for this. Servicing your boiler this January is one of the most effective ways of avoiding pipe damage, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing to book an appointment.
We would be happy also to check the overall health of pipes inside and immediately outside your home. If you suspect that your pipes are damaged, call us today and we would be happy to repair and replace any damaged pipes.