As the winter months flip colder, Martin Lewis has issued some essential recommendation to homeowners.

Joined by Angellica Bell on The Martin Lewis Money Show, the finance guru urged individuals to make sure that they know the place the stopcock is of their houses.

A stopcock is the management faucet to your mains water because it flows in from the provision in your avenue.

Martin advised viewers: “Do the place your stopcock is? Find it earlier than it bursts and leaks from frozen pipes.”

He added: “You ought to all know the place it’s and when you do not, I want you to discover it.”

The MEN reports that most individuals even have two stopcocks – one contained in the constructing and the opposite outdoors.

They are generally discovered beneath the kitchen sink, within the lavatory, in a cabinet beneath the steps or by the gasoline meter, in accordance to insurers Direct Line.

The common value to restore a burst pipe within the house is £6,500 to £7,500 and Yorkshire Water has beforehand suggested that any pipes inside the boundary of your own home are your duty to repair.

David Stevenson, head of water distribution at Yorkshire Water, mentioned: “Icy and freezing climate like that at the moment being skilled make prospects family pipes actually susceptible to cracks and bursts.

“Not solely are these costly to resolve but in addition extremely upsetting – inflicting vital harm to individuals’s houses.

“That’s why we actually need to get the message on the market in regards to the easy steps individuals can take, comparable to guaranteeing loft pipes and tanks are insulated, to defend themselves over the winter and what to do if a burst pipe occurs within the house.”



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