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Yorkshire Coast Residents Urged To Be 'Winter Ready'

Yorkshire Coast Residents Urged To Be 'Winter Ready'

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 20th December 2019. (Updated at 7:19am 20th December 2019)

Yorkshire Water is urging Yorkshire coast residents to be winter ready, especially those taking part in a Christmas getaway.

The company wants customers to be prepared for the worst with cold conditions potentially freezing pipes and cutting off a home’s water supply.

It says pipes, taps, cisterns, tanks, and water meters in unheated areas are all at risk of bursting under freezing temperatures, causing mayhem both in the home and outside, where repairs may need to be made.

It is especially important for customers leaving home for a few days this Christmas and Yorkshire Water is recommending they keep homes warm, setting central heating on a low heat or a 24-hour constant setting.

Yorkshire Water also recommends customers follow these other simple steps to keep their homes winter ready:

  • Protect all exposed pipe work, cisterns, tanks, taps and water meters in unheated areas with waterproof foam lagging or insulation
  • Know where the stop tap is located at the property in case it needs to be turned off in an emergency. The main stop tap is usually found at the point where the pipe work enters the premises, often it is under the kitchen sink
  • Make sure you keep a plumber’s number handy in case of an emergency.
  • If going away on holiday tell a neighbour or friend so that they can check to make sure there have been no burst pipes.

Neil Dewis, Director of Water Service Delivery at Yorkshire Water, said:

“It’s incredibly important to make sure your home is winter ready – the impact of frozen and burst pipes can be disastrous."

You can find out more here: www.yorkshirewater.com/winterready/

 

 

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