Open up all taps to the property to drain the water from the system. Remove all items which may get damaged. Remember you are responsible for insuring your own home and any personal items.
If your pipes do freeze, open up kitchen cupboards etc. to allow heat to the water supply pipes. To thaw the pipes use hot water bottles placed on the pipes, or use a hair dryer. You need to thaw the pipes slowly, do not use blow torches.
Ensure you have some bottled water in the property in case the pipes do freeze.
This may sound obvious but, close your curtains at dusk to keep in the warmth, the earlier the better.
Ensure you have contact with vulnerable friends and family regularly
Please leave your central heating running, not on a timer, but at a constant temperature (the coldest time is between 1am and 3am). If possible, leave it running in all rooms
Check your property pipes and water tank pay a visit to the loft if needs be. If you have enough constant heating in the house, it will prevent the water tank from freezing. The most likely effect of the sub-zero temperatures in the home will be frozen pipes and water tanks.
Above all, know that Martin And Co are open throughout the festive period. Our full opening hours and emergency contact details can be found on our website.
Thank you for your time and on behalf of the whole team at Stamford we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.