Protecting your Pipes from the Cold This Winter
The winter weather can cause problems for our drains and pipes. With a good couple of months of winter still to go, we are certainly not out of the woods yet, and it is likely that we may experience more chilly weather with temperatures getting to below freezing before the winter is out.
Here are some of the things that you can do to reduce the risk of the weather affecting your plumbing…
Protect your pipes from becoming frozen. Pipe insulation is a foam that wraps around the pipe reducing the risk of it freezing, so if you have pipes that are not protected from the cold now is the time to do it.
Drains are also something that can be damaged in the cold weather. It is a good idea to have a professional like this CCTV drain surveys Windsor based company https://www.drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/cctv-drain-surveys/cctv-drain-surveys-windsor/ come to check that your drains are clear and not damaged.
If your pipes do freeze, make sure that you turn the water off at the stopcock immediately. Then you need to warm the pipes gradually and gently to prevent them from bursting. Using warmed towels or a hot water bottle is a good idea.
If you have a septic tank, take care to keep it insulated too. Let the grass around the area grow over the winter as this provides an additional layer of insulation to the tank.