Burst pipe tips
Scottish Water urged householders and businesses in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to follow its simple winter code to protect their pipes and keep the water cycle running smoothly during any cold weather over the festive period.
The winter campaign recommends a three-point guide to avoid the misery, inconvenience and cost of failing to take preventative measures to avoid burst pipes caused by freezing conditions.
The Scottish Water Winter Code advises anyone with a home, holiday home or business premises to take action to heat, insulate and protect their properties.
Chief operating officer Peter Farrer said: “Anyone who has returned to their house or work to find everything ankle- deep in freezing water, with carpets, furniture and equipment all ruined, will know only too well the misery a burst pipe in winter can cause.
“But by taking action to heat, insulate and protect properties, customers can avoid the considerable headache and heartache caused by burst pipes.
“Customers should visit www. scottishwater. co. uk/ winter, where they can find winter information, films and advice.”