October is here and the nights are starting to draw in. The clocks are due to go back and (although you may shudder at the mention!) Christmas is only around the corner.
All this means that the weather is turning colder. As mornings become frosty, most of us begin to turn our central heating on more and more often.
Are you aware, however, of the risks of burst water and heating pipes in the colder weather?
Every year, our maintenance team has to attend a number of water- and heating-related emergencies in the winter months. When a leak has sprung, it needs immediate attention to limit the potential damage to your home.
A burst pipe can wreak havoc, causing water to cascade though a building, which can bring down ceilings and cause thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to the property’s contents.
By following these simple precautions, you can minimise the risk, however, of suffering from burst utility pipes this winter:
If the worst happens and you have a burst pipe:
Remember: prevention is better than cure – and it can help to ensure that you have continuous access to heating and hot water throughout the colder part of the year.
If you have a pipe-related emergency or if you have any questions, the Julie Twist Properties in-house maintenance team can help.
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