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Preventing burst pipes in your holiday home

 

When away from your holiday home for an extended period during the winter, be careful how much you lower the heat. A lower temperature may save on the heating bill, but there could be a disaster if a cold spell strikes and pipes that normally would be safe, freeze and burst.


A solution is to drain the water system. This is the best safeguard. With no water in the pipes, there is no freezing. This remedy should be considered even if you are occupying your holiday home but still concerned about a serious overnight freeze.


To drain the system, shut off the main water supply at the stop-cock and turn on every water tap (both hot and cold lines) and flush all toilets until water stops running. It's not necessary to leave the fixtures open, since the system is filled mostly with air at that point and not subject to freezing. When returning to the house, turn on the main valve and let each fixture run until the pipes are full again.

 

NOTE: It is important that you read the terms and conditions of your Holiday Home Insurance Policy to understand what requirements your insurer has when leaving your holiday home unoccupied.

 
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