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Ice Dams can be prevented with HeatSafe Now that the snow has finally melted, and spring has returned with hopefully warmer weather!), thoughts have turned to spring-cleaning. There are some common items around the house that should be checked for damage and repaired before next winter inevitably arrives. One of these important areas often overlooked is your roof and gutters.
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Although all heating cables achieve the same basic purpose, they use different production techniques and have different heating capabilities and characteristics. Heating Cables are commonly referred to as or heat trace cables, heat tracing, or heat tape. Self-regulating heating cables are sometimes called self-limiting cables.
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The Cost of Frozen Pipes

- 12 March 2014
Frozen Pipes destroy homes and businesses everyday. The cost is more than just repairing the pipe. Water damage from burst pipes can be catastrophic! Have a look at our animated information graph to see more.
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Ice Dams can cause roof damageIce Dams form when fallen snow melts on your roof, but then refreezes when it flows over the cold roof overhang.This causes a blockage on the roof, where the ice dam becomes larger and larger, until melting snow and ice will not runoff the roof. The trapped water can force its way under your roofing materials and into the house.

If your house has gutters, the frozen runoff will also freeze in the gutters, damaging them and preventing proper runoff of meling snow and ice.

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Getting your home ready for winterThe cold of winter is a harsh reality that some people are already experiencing this year. Getting your home ready for winter can be quick and easy but save you lots of money.

If your home is not protected for winter it could mean increased heating bills and in some extreme but not rare cases you could get frozen pipes and burst pipes that could cost a lot in repairs and replacing damaged items.

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Soil warming- germinationWith the vagaries of the British weather, you cannot be sure how long your growing season will be. Successful gardeners find that it pays to get a head start with germination and seedling growth to maximise your output later in the year.

The most successful way to do this is by pre-warming your soil.

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Frozen guttersAs winter draws in and the nights get colder home owners always prioritise warm rooms and energy efficient insulation, however the outside of your home is just as important to protect and one often forgotten area is gutters and downspouts.

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snowfall and freezing temperatures, then you need to get some form of gutter heating or insulation.

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Ice Dams can cause roof damageIce Dams form when fallen snow melts on your roof, but then refreezes when it flows over the cold roof overhang.This causes a blockage on the roof, where the ice dam becomes larger and larger, until melting snow and ice will not runoff the roof. The trapped water can force its way under your roofing materials and into the house.

If your house has gutters, the frozen runoff will also freeze in the gutters, damaging them and preventing proper runoff of meling snow and ice.

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How To Fix Frozen Pipes

- 26 November 2013

Frozen PipeAs the days and nights get colder it is very likely that you will experience frozen pipes. Pipes can freeze in less than 10 hours on a cold night so it is very common that you may wake up to no water due to frozen pipes.

Frozen pipes can be potentially hazardous, causing burst pipes and flooding which can cause a lot of damage to your home. So what do you do if you have frozen pipes?

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