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How to avoid frozen and burst pipes this winter

So the weather has taken a nosedive and we’re being subjected to gales, rain and snow. Not only are we under attack as we go about our daily business, but our pipes are in danger of freezing as the cold weather well and truly takes hold.

We can’t control the weather but we can take preventative measures to protect our homes from the chaos of frozen and burst pipes. suggests the following:




In addition, also suggests:




So what do you do if the worst happens and your pipes freeze? suggests the following:



They also advise that you ‘don’t leave taps dripping or running as the water may not drain down the plughole if the pipe below is frozen.’



And if the pipe bursts:


For more seasonal tips and advice, take a look at our 5 Money saving winter heating tips and How to fix common central heating problems.