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Winter Home Advice

Householders should have a plan in place to know what to do should you be affected by heavy snow, ice and flooding. It is advisable to:

  • Know how to switch off your gas/water/electricity supply.
  • Keep a shovel, boots, gloves, scarf and a supply of salt/grit for cleaing snow from your private path/driveway.
  • Keep a basic 'grab bag' containing Torch, Battery radio, Toiletries/first aid kit, Long-life food and bottles of water, Important documents (eg. insurance policy), List of emergency contact numbers, Spare keys to your home/car, Pencil, paper, penknife and whistle 
Below are some video clips from NI Water on preparing your home for winter and what to do if a pipe bursts. More information on how to prepare for winter is available in our Winterwise publication.

pdf Beat The Freeze Poster - NI Water (485Kb)

Protecting Your Pipes

What To Do If a Pipe Freezes

What To Do If a Pipe Bursts