Jersey Water is advising customers to prepare for what weather experts are saying could be one of the coldest winters in many years.
The Company is advising people that a few simple precautions can take the headache out of unexpected burst pipes, and subsequent damage to homes, and wasted water, associated with freezing conditions.
Customers are advised to :
Find the main water stop valve in the house, and make sure it works; in case the water supply has to be turned off in an emergency.
|•||To insulate all pipe work and storage cisterns in unheated areas such as lofts, roofs, outbuildings and garages.|
|•||If anyone is going away for a short period, leaving the central heating on a low thermostat setting will reduce the risk of frost damage.|
|•||If the period away from the house it longer, Jersey Water recommends consumers take advice from their plumber on how best to protect a property from potential water damage.|
Managing Director and Engineer, Howard Snowden, commented:
“We are advising customers to act now to protect their property before the weather worsens. These few simple steps, such as proper insulation and knowing where stop valves are in case of an emergency, are useful in any case, but can prove invaluable when faced with the problem of frozen or burst pipes. Our website www.jerseywater.je also provides hints and tips on how best to safeguard water supplies as winter draws nearer.”
For further information/interview, please contact:
Managing Director & Engineer
E: [email protected]