(PRWEB UK) 15 January 2013
It has been revealed that repairs to council houses in York have cost more than £7million in 2011-2012, with a large portion of this, £471,495, being attributed to plumbing repairs. After a relatively mild Christmas period, temperatures have plummeted as January develops and some of the most expensive winter home repairs come in the form of frozen or broken pipes.
To help prevent their readers from falling victim to a plumbing emergency during the freezing conditions, a representative from We Fix Now shares their advice on the topic.
“Burst and frozen pipes should be considered an emergency as they can cause significant damage to your home. The first action to take upon discovering a frozen pipe is to turn off the water supply. Ensure all household members are familiar with where the main water shut off valve is (this is often located under the kitchen sink).
“The next step should be to protect everything in the vicinity to avoid damage should the pipe burst. Next, open the tap nearest to the part of the pipe you think is frozen so the water can flow through once it has melted. At this point be sure to contact a reliable emergency plumber who will be happy to come to the property to deal with the issue.”
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing electricians and emergency plumbers in London and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.