Water leak advice: Saving water and preventing property damage
As much of the nation faces a drought, and the driest weather conditions since that summer of 1976, now’s a good time to prevent costly property water leaks.
A quarter of all insurance claims made on flats are a result of water leaks. The damage costs millions of pounds and causes heartache to those involved and disputes between neighbours over who should pay. What’s more, water is more precious than ever this summer, so we can all do our bit to save unnecessarily lost litres of it.
Checking radiators throughout the home, as well as taps, seals and pipework in bathrooms, toilets and kitchens are all good ideas to avoid water leaks. If your home is unfortunate enough to have water damage, switch off the electricity supply at the fuse box if it’s safe to do so. You should also unplug damaged electrical appliances and move all portable ones away from the area affected by flooding. Do not attempt any electrical repairs or connection of temporary supplies yourself. Always use a registered electrician.
Did you know…?
A running tap can use six litre of water a minute.
A leaking toilet wastes 400 litres a day on average.
One drip per second equates to 19 litres of water lost a day.
Avoiding leaks is the best policy
For further information and guidance, you can read our Water leak advice factsheet using the link below.
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