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Winter maintenance: isolating your outside taps

  • 11/12/23
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As winter arrives, many homeowners may suffer from frozen pipes tracing back to their outside taps. Frozen taps and pipes cause difficulty to your water supply and also increase the chances of burst pipes. 

One thing you can do to reduce this risk and ensure you protect your home in the winter months is to isolate your outside tap. 

We recommend the following simple steps to isolate your tap:

  1. Utilise the valve, located under your kitchen sink, to isolate the outside tap
  2. Open the outside tap to cease water flow and leave it in the open position
  3. Consider adding insulation to your external pipes and tap for an additional layer of protection