How can I prevent Burst Piping and Repair?
Burst pipes can cause devastating damage to your house and furniture. As with most systems, prevention is by far the best solution. In order to assist you with this prevention, we have highlighted several key things you can do to minimize the damage below.
Ensure you know exactly where your stopcock is, as you may need this information in an emergency. Ask your landlord or building superintendent if you do not know where your stopcock is or how to operate it.
Make sure that all outside taps and piping devices are insulated, including drain pipes for heating and overflow pipes. Make sure you do not leave any joints, bends or taps exposed. You can use insulating lagging or foam for this task.
Pipes that are buried in the ground need to be buried deep enough to withstand the cold weather and/or lag. Examples are pipes the go to garages or sheds.
Set the heating to a minimum of 12 degrees centigrade (or about 54 degrees Fahrenheit) at all times during the cold weather. This will ensure that your piping system is warm enough to keep the water flowing, which prevents pipes from bursting.
Locate and fix all dripping taps or plumbing leaks before the cold season. The most common cause of burst pipes are due to leaks in the system.
Service your Central Heating System regularly.
If you happen to leave your home unoccupied for any length of time, ensure that you turn off the stopcock, drain any water from your pipes and close the taps. If possible, leave your heating on.
By chance, you notice any signs of a burst pipe, make sure you get in touch with a local emergency plumber who will carry out repairs and advise you further. Flatirons Plumbing is always available to help you with all your plumbing problems, give us a call today for excellent service.
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