If the worst happens and a pipe freezes, then follow these simple steps:
- Turn off the water supply coming in to your property at the stop tap
- Open the affected tap to allow the water to escape as it thaws
- Slowly thaw the pipe with hot water bottles or a hairdryer on a warm setting
- Never use a naked flame or blowtorch to thaw the pipe.
WaterSafe recognised plumber who is qualified to work with the drinking water in your home if you need help.