Students Urged To Protect Their Homes And Property From Burst Pipes

NI Water has urged students to protect their homes and property against burst pipes as winter begins to set in.

The company is advising students about the devastating effects a burst pipe can have on the property they are renting. A burst pipe can destroy any electronic equipment left behind, class notes or coursework.

There are a few simple steps you can take to protect the house and your property:
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• Check with your landlord if all the pipes in the house are lagged;

• Make sure you take all valuables with you or store in a safe location;

• Check everyone knows where the stop valve is.

In a statement the firm said: "If a burst occurs while you are in your rented accommodation, turn off the stop valve and have emergency contacts handy.

"It is in your interests to know if the property you are renting is protected from burst pipes; it may not be your house, but it is your stuff."

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