it’s very important to maintain your plumbing system,
have any needed repairs carried out as soon as possible, you know the ones, a leaking tap, leaking toilet even a leaking pump.
if you are unsure where it is then you should maybe ask your neighbor if their property is of a similar type to yours,
they could help you locate it.
The mains stopcock will isolate all incoming water into your property,
and should you have an emergency you can isolate the water.
You will surprised at how many people do not have a clue where their stopcock is located.
If you know where your stopcock is then, you should check that is works,
turn it off then make sure the water has stopped running at the kitchen sink.
spray some WD40 around the spindle and close and open it a couple of times,
failing that, then you should have it replaced.
If left, you could find yourself with a burst pipe and water flooding everywhere.
Locate your hot water tank if you have one fitted,
normally in the airing cupboard and check any visible isolating valves, just like the stopcock,
If you have any water pipes running on the outside of your property, make sure they are completely lagged and protected from the cold.
when fixing lagging to the pipes make sure that no pipe is left exposed.
If your property has water storage tanks fitted; normally located in the loft area,
Check that the tanks are fitted with jackets and fitted correctly.
Check all pipe work is protected with lagging.
Maintaining it is not as expensive as you think.
Look at it this way if you come home from work one evening only to find water coming out of your front door you will be very devastated, have the plumbing system checked over.
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