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Closing for a prolonged period? Then You Need to Protect Your Water Supply.

26 November 2020 14:35

Winter is here, there is no escaping that, but you can escape the effects of it by protecting your business.

NI Water is advising businesses about the devastating effects a burst pipe can have. A burst pipe can cause damage to stock and premises and can lead to loss of earnings, if you have to close.

It is vital you have a plan to ensure your business is protected when you have to close suddenly for a period of time or through the holiday period.

There are a few simple steps you can take to protect your stock and premises:

• Ensure your pipes are lagged;
• Locate your stop valve and make sure all staff know where it is and how to turn it off;
• If you have a meter, know where it is and check it regularly. A higher than normal meter reading can indicate a leak;
• If you are closing down for a considerable period, think about setting your heating timer and check the property regularly.

2020 has been tough enough without adding flooding from burst pipes. It is in your interests to act now, just a few simple steps could save you from the distress, cost and inconvenience of a burst pipe.

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