Winter Flood Prevention in the Home
In winter things get very cold & this is turn can cause problems with water freezing which may cause your home to flood, a few simple regular checks could prevent this from occuring.
1. A leaking pipe. It is recommended to have a daily examination of your pipes to examine if there are any leakages.
2. Examine the kitchen area. If your freezer or fridge possesses an an ice pack maker, double check the hose if to make sure that if it is securely connected to its connection. Examine the sink unit pipes for any leakages.
3. The washroom pipes. Look at the shower and bathroom tub for any discoloration and molds. This indicates that there is a leaking pipe. Furthermore check the sink units and toilets. The toilets may be congested as a result of some reasons like too much toilet tissue paper being thrown in the bowl as well as other unacceptable things that might cause the toilet to overflow.
4. Utility room. Always check your water heating system and air conditioning system. Washers are a culprit too, so look at the hoses if it is impaired or not.
5. Leaking roof top, gutters, and drainage are also the reason of flooding inside your home.
6. Cracks and gaps on window and doors. Water can come in through these gaps and cracks.
Flooding can also be caused by the natural way.
1. River Flooding – arises when the river basin overflows due to melted ice, rain fall, and storms.
2. Coastal Flooding – takes place when there’s a severly storm and tidal waves.
3. Urban Flooding – occurs when a land or soil loses its ability to absorb water due to oversaturation.
- When there is a flood inside the house for whatever reason, find the source.
- If a leaking pipe is the problem, turn off your main water valve.
- Then, call for plumbing assistance.
Winters can be very cold and temperature ranges may drop well below freezing.
A burst pipe will wreak mayhem in your own home and to its contents. The consequence is water cascading though
a building bringing down ceilings as well as resulting into 1000s of pounds’ worth of damage to the contents
Every winter time hundreds tenants find out this lesson the tough way, but this all can be avoided by taking a
few easy precautions:
– Always maintain at least a low amount of temperature in the home during the day and night. This is
especially important if the property is to be left empty for a number of days, perhaps over a
Christmas holiday period.
– Make certain you understand the location of stop taps and that they can be an easy task to shut-off in
case of an emergency.
– Be sure your boiler frost thermostat is effective which means the heating will come on
automatically in the nighttime whenever the temperature approaches freezing.
– Look at waste pipes and heating boiler overflow pipes for icing up – this could stop your boiler
working just when you need it most.
– Report any minor leaks or dripping taps.