How to prevent burst pipes: ‘Simple’ steps to take now to avoid ‘costly damage’

when you go away

With energy costs rising, it’s understandable why so many homeowners are hesitant to turn on their heating.

However, if you are traveling and your home is vacant during the winter months, it is a good idea to keep the temperature above 12°C to prevent the pipes from freezing.

Noel added: “If that’s not possible you can turn off your water by using your stopcock and draining the system.

“Whether it’s a two-week vacation for some winter sun or a weekend to visit friends, it only takes a short cold spell for pipes to freeze, and damage from burst pipes is common when houses are empty.”

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