My pipes are frozen, what do I do?
If the cold weather during winter causes your pipes to freeze, you must check that you can turn off the mains stopcock to prevent leaks when the pipes thaw out.
- Allow warm air to circulate around the water tank and frozen pipes, but do not use an electrical appliance to do this
- Turn off the mains stopcock when you're not using the drinking water supply
- Don't use the central heating, use only the gas fire
- If you have an electric immersion heater, switch it off
- Don't use hot water taps until the water system has completely thawed
- Make sure the pipes, tanks and overflows are thawed out before trying to clear any air locks in the water system.
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