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NI Water Delivers Winter Advice at Age Friendly Conference

11 December 2019 15:33

NI Water recently attended the Age Friendly Conference held at the Lough Moss Centre in Carryduff to talk about the importance of protecting water pipes during winter.

 
Hosted by Lisburn and Castlereagh Council, NI Water met with the public to discuss how they can prepare their home for winter. Receiving a stop tap tag, a bright yellow tag designed to loop around a stop valve, making it easy to find in an emergency, a thermal mug and ‘top tips’ such as:
Wrap up pipes and water tanks with lagging – high street DIY stores have everything you need.
Fix dripping taps – even a small trickle can result in a frozen pipe.
Find your property’s stop tap and make sure you can turn it off – most are under the kitchen sink.
Leave the heating on low if you go away for a winter break.
Check your central heating boiler has been serviced – it should be serviced annually.
Keep the name of a plumber handy – type in your postcode at www.watersafe.org.uk  to find your nearest accredited plumbing business


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