As the temperature drops this week our technical team are gearing up for supporting customers with Ice & Snow System enquiries and advice.
With snow on higher ground in Scotland and winter showers expected on Wednesday in parts of the UK, hazards both at home and out on the roads pose a greater risk.
Protecting property in winter can be time consuming - from shovelling snow on driveways to protecting pipes from freezing. There are numerous precautions homeowners must take to ensure the next few months are trouble-free.
We have installed a number of driveway and ramp heating systems across the UK at both domestic and commercial properties including a private house in the North West and an electrical wholesaler’s loading area in Surrey. A system can be installed to heat the section of drive where tyre tracks will be made, or the entire driveway, the former being a very cost effective option.
Another winter defence system is our gutter heating, preventing ice and snow forming on, or in, guttering and ensuring melt water runs off at any time of year.
At this time of year and as winter progresses burst pipes are a widespread problem for domestic and commercial properties. The change in temperature and water freezing then expanding to form ice, often causes pipes to fail and the resulting damage can be devastating. The Association of British Insurers saw the number of claims relating to burst pipes rise to 3,500 per day during the harsh 2010 winter. Heat Mat PipeGuard is a fast, efficient solution for tackling the problem of burst pipes and protecting outdoor taps or water pipes. Alternatively a specification for Trace heating can be developed by our technical team to meet larger, exterior pipe heating needs.
Visit our dedicated ice and snow melting website for more information or call us on 01444 247020 to discuss solutions for protecting your home this winter.