Burst Pipes can cause a lot of damage when it comes to burst pipes prevention is better than cure. Our Plumbers can help you ensure you never suffer a burst pipe. If you have a Burst Pipe that’s leaking water, please turn off your water at the mains stopcock immediately.
Burst Pipe Repair
Check Your Mains Stopcock Is Working
Make sure you know where your mains stopcock is and that it’s in full working order if you ever have a pipe burst you can switch off the mains water supply immediately and minimise damage to your home/business.
Drain The System
If you’re going to leave your home or commercial premises unattended for a long period of time over winter get your central heating system and pipes drained.
Fix Any Leaks
Leaking taps and pipes (no matter how small) can cause pipes to burst in cold weather, check your taps and pipework for leaks, if you have any leaks get them fixed before Winter.
Get Your Boiler Serviced Annually
Annual Boiler servicing reduces the risk of breakdown, a boiler breakdown in cold weather can lead to frozen and split pipes.
Insulate Vulnerable Pipes
Any pipes in cold non-heated areas should be insulated with pipe lagging, water cylinders and tanks in cold areas should have an insulation jacket.
Leave Your Central Heating On
Burst pipes usually occur when the water inside freezes and expands. Simply leaving your heating on during cold snaps will prevent pipes from bursting.