Preventing frozen pipes in winter

Preventing frozen pipes in winterNow is a good time to think about preventing frozen pipes in winter. If you leave it too late (you never know when you’re going to get a cold snap here in the good old UK) you could end up with an expensive repair, aside from the fact that you might also end up with some property damage too.

Top tips for preventing frozen pipes in winter

There are a few simple things you can do in terms of preventing frozen pipes in winter. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to achieve.

Lagging (Insulation)

Anywhere your water pipes are exposed to cold weather (both inside and out) good lagging or insulation is essential. Pipes on external walls, and in unheated cellars and lofts, are particularly vulnerable. You can buy lagging material from most good DIY stores or plumbers’ stores. It’s easy to fit, but if you live in South London and you want someone professional to do the job for you, just contact us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Warm your house

You need to keep your home warm during cold spells, not only for your own comfort, but also to as a way of preventing frozen pipes in winter. Just program your central heating to come on for short spells during the day.

Open the attic door

If you have an attic, leaving the attic door open will facilitate the passage of rising, warm air, which will help to keep the major chill away, thus contributing to preventing frozen pipes in winter.

Open the cupboard door under the sink

The cupboard under the kitchen sink often gets very cold in winter because most sinks are positioned on an external wall, so keeping the cupboard door open, allows warmer air to enter and is another good way of preventing frozen pipes in winter.

CW Services Plumbing and Heating offer an emergency call-out service

If you do get frozen pipes in the winter, or you have any other sort of plumbing emergency, and you live in the South London area, you can rely on the services of CW Services Plumbing and Heating to come to the rescue. We operate an emergency call-out service which you can access from either of the following two numbers: 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184. If you have a problem, don’t delay – call us today.