Avoiding plumbing problems

Calling a plumber out in the middle of the night because of a burst pipe or other problems will be very expensive. There are a few steps to take that will reduce the risk and will also save you money on your heating costs as well.

  1. Ensure all your pipe work in the loft is properly lagged, this will save on heating costs as well as reducing the risks of freezing
  2. If your boiler or water heater is in an exposed position, i.e. garage or outbuilding, make sure a frost stat is attached
  3. Check that your storage tank is lagged - a slit water tank will result in a lot of water coming through your ceiling
  4. Check that your loft insulation doesn't actually extend beneath the storage tank. This facilitates the heat from the house preventing your water tank from freezing
  5. Have your boiler regularly serviced by a CORGI professional.