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Burst pipes and escape of water are two of the most common dangers to your home during the winter period and the two that most people forget to think about or prepare for. Arranging a tradesman over Christmas isn't exactly an easy thing to do. Water can cause significant damage to all of your belongings, including floor coverings and Christmas presents. Water damage can often mean that you have to move out of your home whilst repairs are made.
The cost and inconvenience caused by a burst pipe can be considerable. Just a small rupture can release gallons of water, damaging plaster, carpets and other contents. And if that isn’t bad enough, ABI data shows that during a spell of freezing weather, a claim to repair a burst pipe can rise to around £7,500.*
If your pipes freeze and burst, the ABI advises:
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