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January 26, 2010

Fortis issues frozen pipes advice

by David Masters

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Fortis has launched an advice pack for homeowners outlining the steps they should take to stop water damage during cold weather.

Householders should use the acronym ‘THAW’ to remember the parts of the home that need to be checked in cold weather – Taps, Heating, Attics, and Water, Fortis said.

Fortis advises keeping heating on constantly at a low level during icy weather to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting.

Water damage was responsible for nearly three in ten home insurance claims last year with the average payout worth £2,000.

“The free THAW advice guide has some very simple checks that apply to virtually all households,” said Gary Lobb, Fortis spokesperson.

“They are straightforward to follow and could save a great deal of money, disruption and loss of personal items and valuable possessions.”

Fortis did not explain why it waited for the majority of the UK’s snow to melt before it issued the advice guide.


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