Protect your home

Make your home safer and save money

As the temperature drops you can prevent expensive leaks and make your home more energy efficient

Top Tips

Freeze / Thaw

In cold weather, your water pipes can freeze and then burst as they thaw, causing them to leak. This can be disruptive and expensive to repair. Check out our top tips below.

Get Winter Ready

We’ve created a simple animation to help you protect your home this winter.

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Insulate your water tank

Boost your hot water tank insulation by upgrading to an 80mm British Standard jacket. A household of four could save £70 a year on the energy bill.

Check your pipes

Insulate your pipes with lagging inside and outside your home and fix any drips. This will prevent your pipes from freezing.

Central heating

Avoid your boiler breaking down by having it serviced and get the most from your radiators by bleeding them.

Check your loft

Check that insulation is in good condition and there are no leaks in your water tank. Consider lagging pipes in your loft too as it may get cold up there.

Outside your home

Clear your gutters and drains to prevent blockages, and check for leaks.

Find your stop tap

You may need to turn off your water quickly in an emergency.

Help with bills

Are you missing out on untapped support from your water company? From payment breaks to reduced charges for low-income households – companies are ready and waiting to help.

Who to call in an emergency

It’s always worth keeping the contact details of a reputable plumber on hand in case the worst happens. Use the WaterSafe website to find an industry-approved plumber in your area.