With the temperatures now tumbling and winter upon us, unprepared homes and businesses could suffer the misery of burst pipes, South East Water have warned.
South East Water have offered advice to its customer on how to insulate water tanks and prevent water from pouring through ceilings and damaging buildings and furniture.
To help its customers, the water company has released a video on its website, giving a step-by-step guide to insulating water pipes.
Steve Andrews, Head of Customer and Commercial Services at South East Water, said:
Advice to keep homes warm this winter:
- When away leave heating low or drain down systems
- Insulate pipes, cisterns and tanks with WRAS approved foam
- Repaire dripping taps
- Check loft insulation
- Check internal stop tap works
- Go to watersafe.org.uk for nearest plumber
For general information on getting ready for winter visit the met office website.