Cold Snap!

Posted by niamhp on January 9, 2010 under Electrical | Be the First to Comment

The cold snap is having a terrible effect on the water pipes in homes and business premises around the country, both with pipes freezing and bursting.  We can suggest that if you have a light fitting in your attic, where your water tank is located to leave the fitting switched on during the night.  The heat generated from the light bulb with take the chill from the attic space and reduce the possibility of water pipes from freezing.

If however you don’t have a light fitting in your attic, can we suggest that you look into having this work carried out.  As the cost and distribution caused by burst water pipes is really something to avoid. 

A soloution for frozen water pipes is the use of a blow heater or a hair-dryer.