P254 CEEFAX 254 Wed 3 Feb 21:01/01   1/4                WATCH G$T FOR WIN$FR Here are some timely tips from the Association of British InsurersN Check drain gratings are clear. Ensure gutters and flues are clear. Find main water stop valve and check it works. Put new washers on dripping taps and leaking ball valvesN Have heating appliances serviced. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Wed 3 Feb 21:05/15   2/4                WATCH $T FOR WIN$FR If you're unlucky enough to get a frozen pipe M here's what to do. Turn off the main water stop valve, and thaw the pipe with hot water bottles, a thick cloth soaked in hot water, a fan heater or electric hair dryer, but NEVER with a naked flameN Begin at the end of the pipe nearest the tap and work away from itN If a pipe bursts, turn off the mahn stop valveN If you have any difficulty, get a plumberN Morb
P254 CEEFAX 254 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/10   3/4                WATCH G$T FOR WIN$FR Any costs (such as a plumber's bill) incurred when taking emergency action to prevent further damage can be claimed from your insurance company. If you are going away in the winter months, you should turn off and drain the hot and cold water system. Re-fill the system slowly to avoid air locks and do not light the boiler until the system is completely filled. If heating is left on, make sure the heat can reach pipes and tanks in the loft (leave trap door open N Morb
P254 CEEFAX 254 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/01   4/4                WATCH O$T FOR GIN DR The Association of British Insurers produces a guide which gives advice on how to prevent and cope with problems caused by winter weatherN Send a stamped addressed envelope to: "Watch out for Winter!" Departmfnt g, Association of British Insurers, Aldfrmary House, Queen Street, London, EC4 1TT. Mor—