With autumn in full swing and winter not far behind the colder weather will soon be upon this. This weather can bring about lots of different issues for elements in your home such as the pipes that bring water to and from your home and also those that bring the gas supply to your heater.

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When the temperature begins to drop the water in the pipe starts to freeze, this then expands in the pipe and causes them to break and rupture. The expanding ice inside the pipes can then cause pressure to be built up further down the pipe and at the pipe joints. The cold wind that often accompanies the winter weather can also play a part in freezing pipes. The cold wind can actually speed up the process of water beginning to freeze in the pipes in the first place.

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There is one quick and easy way that you can help to keep the water in your pipes running smoothly throughout winter.

Pipe protectors – these not only help to keep the cold wind and snow away from your pipes but they can also protect them from accidental damage. You can find some great pipe protectors from meterbox. You can also use pipe insulation for the interior pipes in your home to help protect them from the cold air that can circulate in your home.