Frozen pipes can cause unprecedented damage to peoples’ home
(PRWEB UK) 11 March 2013
It has been reported in the Daily Mail that winter is set to make a comeback, with cold weather coming in from the North and East. Temperatures are set to plummet throughout the week, with a possibility of snow showers as well as daytime temperatures unlikely to get above 0°.
Emergency Plumber offers fully registered plumbers and engineers around the clock, 365 days a year and the team regularly attend to plumbing emergencies such as frozen pipes. More than aware of the damage this problem can cause, the team were prompted to issue the following advice.
“Frozen pipes can cause unprecedented damage to peoples’ home, due to the threat of bursting, followed by water damage. They are one of the biggest causes for home insurance claims and are even more of a threat when the weather takes people by surprise like it’s expected to this week. Homeowners can take action to protect themselves however, through making sure their lofts, as well as the pipes themselves are insulated.
“Those who are planning to go away for a few days, should consider contacting a friend or neighbour and asking them to pop in occasionally to check their pipes have not frozen. If it is discovered that pipes have frozen, the most important thing to do is to turn off the water supply as soon as possible. The next step should be to protect everything in the immediate vicinity, cover with towels, and gently thaw the ice. At this point the main priority should be to call a team of fully trained emergency plumbers such as those provided by Emergency Plumber and let them tackle the issue.”
The team at Emergency Plumber are committed to providing safety advice regarding the services they offer.
Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.