During the autumn season, UK average temperatures don’t approach below freezing unlike when it does during the winter. None the less, it’s important to be prepared and be aware of the problems your home can run into during the freezing temperatures such as the possibility of frozen pipes.
Here are brief guides on the steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter. Keep reading for more information.
Protect Your Outdoor Plumbing From Freezing.
It makes complete sense that our outdoor plumbing does tend to suffer the most due to freezing temperatures. So to avoid any damages to outdoor taps or pipes, it would be best to shut off water to those lines and open the outlets to drain all of the water out. This will protect your outdoor pipes throughout winter.
Don’t Neglect Your Indoor Plumbing
Your indoor plumbing should be prioritized as well as winter approaches. Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company can assist you with any of the steps outlined below but wanted to share with you what can be done to fully prep your pipes for the cold.
Add insulation to your plumbing pipes that are in trouble areas—inside walls that are exposed to outdoor elements, or running through a part of your house that doesn’t get much heat, like your basement.
Check all the areas in your home from which piping emerge. These spaces are subjected to air leaks, which can make nearby pipes very cold. Be sure to seal the cracks around these holes by filling them with insulation and then using caulking to properly seal the empty spots around the pipes.
On nights that temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, you might want to think about running a trickle of water from your outlets of concern. This isn’t something that we recommend doing on a regular basis; however, it does, in fact, help prevent your pipes from freezing and could be worth considering for your home.