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Yorkshire Water reissues pipe protection advice with temperatures set to plummet

Temperatures are set to fall once again and this could cause pipes to freeze or even burst. Neil Dewis – Yorkshire Water’s Head of Service Delivery

Customers are advised to take the below simple steps to make their homes winter-ready:

  • Protect all exposed pipework, 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
  • Keep homes warm – set central heating on a low heat or a 24-hour constant setting. If you’re going away on holiday, tell a neighbour or friend so that they can check to make sure there have been no burst pipes

Customers can report a leak via the online reporting tool

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