Freezing weather can play havoc with your home, particularly your water pipes during winter.
If a pipe freezes there’s a chance it could burst, which could cause untold damage to your property not to mention disrupting your water supply.
Ideally homeowners should try and avoid a frozen pipe, and a claim on their home insurance, by keeping the heating/hot water system warm at all times.
Alternatively, home cover will ensure your're protected against the cost of any unexpected repairs.
If the weather gets the better of you and a pipe freezes, here’s how to thaw it safely.
Watch the video below for some expert advice from British Gas, produced for Confused.com.