Around your home
How to get your home ready for winter.
In the kitchen
Avoid a blocked sink meltdown this winter.
Over time, even small amounts of food and food waste can cause a pipe to clog and block.
Cooking fat can attach to unflushable items such as wipes and sanitary products. This can cause a severe blockage and lead to sewer flooding.
Small changes to everyday habits can prevent nasty fatbergs, blockages and sewer flooding.
In the bathroom
Clogged drains or a loo you can’t flush should be the least of your worries, but blockages don't just cause a problem for you. They cause issues for your neighbours too.
There are some easy and simple actions you can take every day to help protect your drains and keep the sewers flowing for everyone.
Video guides: How to avoid blockages
Video guides that show you how you can prevent kitchen and bathroom blockages this winter.
Video guides: Protecting your water pipes
Video guides that show you how you can protect your pipes this winter.
Insulate your pipes
Cover your outdoor tap
Check your stop tap
Step 1: Turn off your stop tap
Step 2: Place a hot towel or hot water bottle on the pipe
Step 3: Wait for several minutes
Turn the stop tap back on to see if water runs from your taps again