Water Damage

Water Damage

If you discover a frozen pipe:

  1. Turn off the water supply at the main stop tap, and turn off the stopcock in your cold water tank if you have one – it’s usually found in the loft.
  2. Protect everything around the pipe that appears to be frozen to avoid damage if it bursts.
  3. Gently warm the frozen pipe with a hairdryer or hot water bottle.
  4. Open the tap closest to the frozen pipe, and begin thawing the pipe from the tap side of the frozen area.
  5. If a pipe or tank should actually burst, turn off the water at the main stopcock immediately and switch off all central heating and other water heating installations.
  6. Let water in the system drain out by turning on all the taps and then call in a professional plumber to make the repairs. Most water companies operate approved plumber schemes if you don’t have a regular plumber.

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