Get your bathroom winter ready

Our homes need looking after during cold weather, and your pipes may need some TLC to keep them working without issues throughout the cold spell.

Here are three things you can do to protect your home this winter:

1. Check for pipes, taps, cisterns, tanks and water meters in unheated areas that might be exposed to the cold. Cut a piece of lagging to size and clip it on using cable ties to keep them secure. You should also protect any outdoor taps with a tap cover to prevent them from freezing.

2. A burst pipe is more expensive than heating, so leave your heating on a low temperature throughout the winter, even if you are going away, so your pipes don’t freeze.

3. If your pipes freeze and burst, the first thing you’ll need to do is shut off the stop tap. Locate your stopcock now so you know where it is, and then give us a call!