How can I reduce the risk of frozen pipes during winter?

  • Make sure all pipes and tanks in the loft space are fully lagged.
  • Find your main stopcock and make sure you can turn it off and on.  If you have a water meter, the ‘off’ switch is on the meter.  The meter is usually outside your house.
  • Repair any dripping taps.
  • Check your loft insulation is thick enough and is in good condition.
  • Leave your heating on to maintain an air temperature of at least 5c (40F) especially if you are away for more than a day or two during the winter months.
  • Open the loft trap door to allow warm air to reach the loft.

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