Is your plumbing ready for hard freezes?
2021 has gotten off to a record-breaking start, seeing some of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the UK, but have you thought about the readiness of your plumbing to meet these arctic weathers?
It is fair to say that UK houses and business properties have a fair range of differing plumbing infrastructure. From modern systems to old and fragmented pipes, it’s important to give your water and heating connections the attention that they deserve.
Freezing temperatures can spell bad news for plumbing
As you may already know, freezing temperatures can spell bad news for your plumbing – Especially were buildings that have been unattended for some time are concerned, and also with properties that have a lot of external pipework, guttering, or external taps, it is essential to protect your plumbing. As your pipes get colder, they will freeze, and then once they begin to thaw, the ice will expand, potentially cracking your pipes, or breaking plumbing connections and seals. When water inside your pipes is cooled, it will contract and expand as it gets warmer. All this puts a lot of pressure on your pipework and can lead to serious leaks in some cases.
Unattended properties in Loughborough and surrounding areas take note
If you have a property that is left unattended, Synergy can carry out an inspection to make sure that your home or business is fully ready for colder climates. We can suggest methods of insulation and other ways to keep your plumbing running smoothly. If at all possible, leave thermostats on to keep your property ticking over with some heat, and don’t forget to disconnect hoses from taps, since they may freeze and stick to them.
Synergy can also help to ‘bleed out’ your system, which means we will turn off the water coming into your home or commercial building, and make sure that the water is completely expelled from your pipes.
Synergy Plumbing Services are your local and well-reviewed team, operating in the East Midlands. Our friendly and professional engineers cover Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, Kegworth and surrounding areas of Leciestershire and Nottinghamshire. In addition to property maintenance, we can also help with a wide range of other projects such as boiler installation, bathroom refurbishment, disabled access areas, wet rooms, and much more. We also provide support for landlords and tenants, so if you need a helping hand, Synergy can help.