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Home > Housing > Our tenants > Caring for your home and safety advice > What to do when you go away

What to do when you go away

 

If you are going away for a few days in the winter and you have central heating, leave it running on its lowest setting. This helps to prevent pipes freezing.

If you are leaving your property for more than 21 days:

  • turn off and disconnect all electrical appliances (except your freezer)
  • turn off the water at the stop tap
  • when you return, drain the hot and cold system of water by turning on the taps and flushing the toilets
  • ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your home
  • leave your heating on a low setting in the winter

 

If you are leaving your property for a long period of time, then please let us know on 01473 825757 or email: housing front office