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What to do if a pipe freezes

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if a pipe freezes

If a pipe freezes find the stop valve and turn it off immediately.

You should open all cold taps to drain the system, but never turn on the hot taps because if you have a hot water cylinder, this may collapse if the pipes leading to it are frozen.

Before attempting to thaw out your pipes, check for leaking joints or bursts.  If there are none, and if it is safe to do so, then gently heat any frozen sections with a heated cloth wrapped around the pipe. 

Never apply a direct flame or attempt to thaw pipes by switching on your immersion heater or central heating boiler. 

For more information visit: www.scottishwater.co.uk

This video is a guide on what to do if a pipe freezes in your home.