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Prepare your plumbing for cold weather

If a pipe freezes…
Turn off the water supply at the stopcock.
Check to see if the pipe has burst.
Slowly thaw the pipe with hot water bottles or a towel soaked in hot water, starting at the end nearest the tap.
You can also use a hair-dryer (lowest setting) but NOT a naked flame or blowlamp.

Remember: don’t leave taps dripping or running as the water may not drain down the plughole if the pipe below is frozen.

If a pipe bursts…
Turn off the water supply at the stopcock.
Open all taps to reduce flooding.
Soak up/block off escaping water with thick towels.
Call Richard Groves Plumbing & Heating on 01637878632 or 07970862739
Turn off taps once pipework is repaired to avoid further flooding.