As leading boiler and heating experts, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing, we provide a range of important boiler and central heating services, including installation and repair. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the different ways of protecting your home from frozen pipes.

What are the effective options for protecting your home from frozen pipes?

There are a number of effective options to consider to protect your home from the dangers and risks associated with frozen pipes in the winter. These options include:

  • Servicing your boiler- if a boiler is not working correctly this will leave cold spots in your central heating system and pipes. These cold spots will be particularly vulnerable to the failing temperatures, and this is where freezing can occur. By servicing your boiler before the winter, you can ensure that your boiler is in full working order, and that all parts of your central heating system are functioning properly.
  • Insulating your pipes- using insulation to protect your pipes is one of the most effective options for protecting your pipes in the winter weather. Inexpensive lagging can be installed with ease, ensuring that pipes, especially those outside, do not become cold enough to freeze.
  • Control the heating- by setting the heating for a low temperature all day, or to be activated at certain times, even when nobody is home, you can help ensure that your home stays warm but also that your pipes do not have the opportunity to freeze.

Frozen pipes cause leaks

One of the biggest problems with frozen pipes is that these can lead to leaks. Leaks can be very costly, and cause a lot of damage to your property. When water is frozen within the pipes, it expands, putting a lot of pressure on the pipes which will eventually buckle and crack, depending on the volume of water. Taking steps to prevent frozen pipes can protect from this damage.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing.