Damage caused by water escaping is one of the most frequent causes of household claims in the winter. Regular maintenance will reap rewards, so;
- Have a professional plumber check your plumbing joints for leaks. Remember those which are hidden such as on dishwashers and washing machines and keep an eye out for green discolouration on copper pipes – this could be a sign of a leak. Pay special attention to plastic plumbing joints as they erode quicker than metal ones.
- Review your insulation to protect your pipes from freezing.
- Prevent your water supply stopcock from stiffening by testing it from time to time.
- Carry out regular inspections of water tank ball valves for signs of erosion.