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Winter Just Won’t ‘Let It Go!’

03 March 2016 15:13

It might be March, but there’s still time for some ‘Frozen’ weather!

With Storm Jake bringing a late blast of winter, it’s a reminder of the potential the weather has to wreak havoc!  Little Bethany McIhatton aged 5 – is having fun in the snow, but cold weather is ‘snow joke’ for property owners.

There are simple steps the general public can carry out in order to ‘Beat the Freeze’.  These include knowing where your stop-valve is and keeping the contact number of a registered plumber on hand to deal with any bursts on your property.  

The devastation caused by burst pipes cannot be underestimated.  Not only can the water cause structural damage to a property, but the lasting damage in a home can be to personal items, including photographs and electrical equipment such as tablets, iPads and laptops, that may be irreplaceable.

On a wider scale, if you imagine the impact of thousands of litres of water pouring out of burst water pipes, any water distribution network would struggle to maintain continuity of supply in those circumstances.  Insulating your pipework is an essential action to protect your water supply and that of your neighbours.

The advice is simple – make sure your property is well protected, even as we come to the end of winter!  For more information, please visit http://www.niwater.com/winter-proof-your-home/  

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