Winter is the worst time of year to be unprepared for a plumbing or heating emergency. We have been having some unseasonably lovely weather but keep being informed that the cold is just around the corner! Bearing that in mind, now is the perfect time to make sure that your plumbing is Winter ready, so you don't become one of those people trying to get a plumber to come out to a leak on a Sunday evening!
Here are a few tips to help your plumbing stay fully operational during any cold spells. If you need any advice, or would like to book in a boiler service, please give us a call on 07845 501007.
If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency please take a look at the below advice before you give us a call on 07845 501007
In the unexpected event of a water leak, locate the mains stop cock and isolate, usually found under the kitchen sink. Next, open a cold water tap to release all pressure in the pipework / system, we recommend the kitchen cold tap.
If the leak doesn't slow down after 5 minutes, open all the hot taps as well to drain the system. We recommend to fill the bath and as many buckets as possible, as that will give you water for usage around the house once everything is drained.