As the weather turns colder, you may be concerned about pipes freezing in your loft.
As people who spend a lot of time in lofts, boarding them and fitting ladders, we have picked up a few tips over the years for protecting your home from burst pipes up there.
- Get up to the loft and check the pipes. Look for any drips at the joins to spot a burst or leak before the water does any damage.
- Make sure that any pipes in the loft are lagged. Circular pipe lagging is easy to fit – the foam sleeves can be bought at the right diameter and simply slipped over pipes. Many even feature an adhesive strip so that they self-seal once in position. Your local DIY store or plumbing merchant will be able to advise.
- You will also need to insulate the top and sides of any water tanks. However, think twice about insulating the bottom of a tank, as you don’t want to prevent the warming action of hot air from the heated rooms below.
- Finally, when the temperature really drops outside, opening your loft hatch can help heat to circulate around any pipes located above.
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