How to prepare for the cold temperatures and frozen pipes

How to prepare for the cold temperatures and frozen pipes

With the first low temperatures of the winter it can be a stark reminder of what damage can be caused by frozen / burst pipes. When the water in the pipes freezes it expands which causes the pipes to burst. The damage to your property can be devastating.

 

Here are a few tips for you to consider

Make sure all water pipes are insulated.

If your property is vacant for an extended period of time turn off the water at the mains.

If you have holiday homes ensure the water is turned off and you have run the hot tap to drain the system.

Leave the attic trap door open to let hot air in.

 

In the event of a leak

Turn the water off at the main and drain the system by running all the hot taps, turn off all appliances.

Call a professional immediately to repair the leak.

If any electrical appliances are effected turn off the power at the board and get a professional to complete an inspection before switching back on the power.

Call Eden Claims to get the correct advice and don’t complete any repair until we have visited the property.

Take photographs and lists of all items damaged.


Eden Claims are here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@edenclaims.ie

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