When the water in your pipes freezes it expands. This can interfere with your water consumption, but more importantly it puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your pipes.
The pipes in most Irish homes are extremely inflexible. Oftentimes they are unable to cope with the extra pressure, bursting, and leaving you with an endless list of problems to solve.
So, how can you prevent this?
We often see tips, tricks and myths online, but which ones actually work?
Recently Richard Burke of the Heating & Plumbing Association of Ireland advised the people of Ireland not to leave the water running. It can lead to the freezing of water in your drains instead.
Furthermore, this won't stop the water in the pipes outside your house from freezing. The depth of those pipes will decide whether or not the water will freeze.
The advice given was to just leave the heating running, even on low. This should prevent any pipes in your home from freezing over.
Another option is to properly insulate your home - and that's where we come in!
We are external insulation experts! We use Fast Eco Build products to make sure our external insulation services are the best in the country.
As an SEAI registered contractor you could receive a grant of up to €6000 towards external insulation for your home. External insulation is one of the best types of insulation for your home, and it can even be installed alongside other forms of insulation.
If you'd like to learn more about the process of installing external insulation you can click here.
If you would like to get in contact with us regarding external insulation for your home you can freephone 1800 911500, or find out contact form here.
Our services are nationwide, which means we can provide you with first class external insulation service no matter where you are!