Are You Winter Ready?

By northandeast
Friday, 20th January 2017
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Even though the evenings are getting a bit brighter we are not done with Winter yet so have look at the tips here to help you navigate the rest of the winter season;

Supplies: Keep your cupboards and freezer well stocked with food and essentials in case you are unable to get to the shops.

Heat: Wrap up warmly if you go outside, draw your curtains at dusk and keep doors closed to keep draughts out, Don’t dry clothes on radiators as hot air needs to circulate around a room.

Frozen Pipes: Thaw out the pipe slowly by using hot water bottles or towels soaked in warm water. Do not use direct heat such as blowtorches as this may cause permanent damage to the pipes. Turn on the tap as you treat the frozen pipe and water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through a pipe will help melt more ice in the pipe.

If your pipes have burst, shut off the water supply at the stop valve then run all the cold water taps in the house until water stops running

Remember to contact North & East on 01-8200002 if you need any advice and don’t forget our Out of Hours Emergency number 053 9374811