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Burst Pipes Upstairs Often Lead To Burst Ceilings Downstairs! 

Burst or Frozen Pipes

This is the MOST common flood problem of all.

Most water in your pipes is under pressure all the time so when you turn your taps on it comes out quickly.   So any small hairline crack can start to leak very quickly.  If the pipe is frozen for any reason the water will expand placing immense pressure which can burst and block pipes, whether plastic, copper etc… Once the water starts to thaw it can allow an unlimited amount of water in your home.  Burst pipes are the most common causes of claims on domestic insurance, as many people fail to take preventative measures, thinking it will not happen to me living in Hertfordshire … will it?  The simple answer is YES!

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Preparing pipes for freezing weather

How to prevent burst pipes…

1: Insulate your water tanks – This small step may sound simple, but it can really help if you make sure the glass fibre jacket around your water tank is up-to-date (minimum of 75mm – 3″) and is secure . You don’t want it to slip.  If you have a header tank in a loft space, this should be completely enclosed and  with at least 50mm – 2″ of insulation.

2: Lag ALL your pipes – ALL pipes should have insulation placed around them, preferably pre-formed foam which wraps around them. The foam once was 10-20mm NOW it should be a minimum of 50mm in diameter.

3: Dripping taps – Dripping taps are one of the major causes of problems with piping in winter as they freeze easily, eventually leading to blocked pipes. Get them fixed and replace washers.

4: Open Loft doors and hatches – This may sound crazy… but in Hertfordshire we don’t have many subzero days.   And as the cost and problems associated to burst pipes I recommend on the coldest days, it can be a good idea to leave loft doors and hatches slightly open to allow warmer air to circulate in roof spaces.

5: Outside Taps – Turn them off at the inside valve first and drain down.  Disconnect any hoses and store them out of frosts way.

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