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Protecting Your Pipes from Freezing - A Comprehensive Guide

As winter approaches, one of the most important tasks for homeowners is to protect their pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can lead to costly damage and inconvenience. In this guide, we will cover various methods to ensure your water pipes remain safe and functional throughout the cold months.

Preventing Pipes from Freezing

We researched the most common phrases homeowners search for when looking to protect their pipes from the harsh winter. Here are some common questions for which you may require answers:

  • How to stop an outside tap from freezing?
  • Keeping pipes warm in winter - best practices
  • Protect pipes from freezing - essential tips

By following the methods and tips mentioned in this guide, you can ensure your pipes remain safe and functional even in the coldest winter months. Don't let freezing pipes ruin your winter; take these proactive steps to protect them.

1. Wrapping Pipes for Winter

A simple yet effective method to protect your pipes from freezing is by wrapping them with insulation. This insulation acts as a barrier against the cold temperatures, keeping your pipes warm and preventing freezing.

2. Winterising Your Outside Tap

Your outside tap is particularly vulnerable to freezing during winter. To prevent this, consider using specialised products designed for outside tap winter protection. These products are designed to insulate and shield your tap from the cold.

3. How to Cover Pipes: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you're looking for a detailed guide on how to cover pipes for winter, we've got you covered. Follow these steps to ensure your pipes are well-protected:

  • Locate all the exposed pipes in your home.
  • Measure the length of the pipes that need protection.
  • Choose the appropriate insulation material, such as foam sleeves.
  • Wrap the insulation material around the pipes, ensuring a tight seal.
  • Secure the insulation with duct tape or cable ties.

4. Using PipeGuard for Effective Pipe Protection

When the above methods have failed to prevent frozen pipes, one further option to consider is PipeGuard. PipeGuard is a revolutionary product designed to provide superior water pipe freeze protection. It's easy to install and highly effective, making it a popular choice among homeowners.

Remember that proper pipe protection is an investment in the longevity of your plumbing system and the comfort of your home. Whether you opt for PipeGuard or traditional insulation methods, or both, the key is to act before the first frost sets in.

For more information on pipe protection and winterising your plumbing, feel free to contact us. We're here to help you keep your pipes safe and warm throughout the winter.

Choosing the right cable for your pipe

PipeGuard Length Suitable for 10–22mm pipes of the following lengths Suitable for 23–38mm pipes of the following lengths
1.4m 0.7–1.4m 0.7–1.2m
2.0m 1.5–2.0m 1.3–1.8m
3.0m 2.1–3.0m 1.9–2.7m
4.0m 3.1–4.0m 2.8–3.6m
5.0m 4.1–5.0m 3.7–4.5m
8.0m 5.1–8.0m 4.6–7.2m
10.5m 8.1–10.5m 7.3–9.4m
14.0m 10.6–14.0m 9.5–12.6m
18.5m 14.1–18.5m 12.7–16.7m
22.5m 18.6–22.5m 16.8–20.2m
38.0m 22.6–38.0m 20.3–34.2m
45.0m 38.1–45.0m 34.3–40.5m