The Cold Snap and How it Can Affect Your Pipes

With the increasingly cold weather not leaving in any hurry, we've compiled some advice on how to deal with problems that may occur with your pipework.
 
Feb. 4, 2013 - PRLog -- With a cold snap becoming widespread across the majority of Britain there is a risk of pipes freezing in your home. Frozen pipes lead to burst pipes, which leads to flooding in your home; bad news for everyone. The good news is that with a few simple steps you can work to prevent such a thing happening, securing your home and heating system. Prevention is the answer!
The first thing is to leave your heating on, even if it’s just on a low setting. The heat will help to keep your pipes warm and help keep water flowing. This is particularly important if you are going to be away from your home, I can’t imagine anything worse than coming back to a flooded home.
The second thing is to regularly run the cold taps in your house – regularly running water won’t freeze as quickly as still water...

If you'd like to view the full article and discover other tips and tricks to help prevent your pipes freezing or bursting, you can find it here:
http://www.discountedheating.co.uk/blog/blog/the-cold-snap-and-what-it-means-for-your-pipes/
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