Looking after your pipes at home

The plumbing in our home is created to help deliver fresh water to us, remove our waste products and provide us with nice warm heating in the colder months. The pipes are often made of copper as it is a conductive metal which means that it conducts both electricity and heat well. Copper can be cut easily and bent into the required shapes and angles. The pipes can then be joined using Copper Pipe Connectors like those from watkinspowis.co.uk/products/copper-pipe-fittings-and-press-systems/.

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There are some simple ways that you can help look after your pipes at home and these include:

  • Insulating pipes – pipes that are external to your home can be affected by cold weather. This can then lead to water freezing in the pipes, which will then cause a blockage in your home. This could mean that you have a lack of running water or even a lack of heating in your home.

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  • Clogs – these can occur when you have large items or debris that collects in your pipes. Fatbergs are some of the most common. This happens when hair and other items join together in a lump and they are then connected with fat that has been poured down the plughole.
  • Leaks – make sure that you regularly check your pipes and radiators and heating systems for signs of any leaks. This may mean that there is a problem with a pipe connection and a quick call to a local plumber will see this fixed for you in no time.

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