When Is The Right Time To Install Pipe Protection And Trace Heating?
Now is the time to prepare your property for winter. With the weather turning colder, we are currently specifying Trace heating and pipe protection for a variety of uses throughout the UK including preventing burst pipes. The majority of failing pipes in this country are caused by pipes bursting when frozen. We have a range of easy to install pipe protection for small domestic applications or larger commercial purposes. Pipe protection is available for: • Outdoor water supplies • Boiler condensate pipes • Water and waste pipes • Sprinkler systems • Farm and animal water supplies • Irrigation systems Pipe protection with an integrated thermostat Heat Mat PipeGuard is a ready-to-go product ideally suited to quick, simple domestic jobs such as outdoor water pipes, garden pipes or sprinklers and boiler condensate pipes. It stops frozen, cracked and damaged pipes and keeps water flowing down to -25°C. Once installed Heat Mat PipeGuard automatically ensures heat is applied to the pipe when the temperature drops close to freezing, and switches off again to save energy once the pipe reaches a safe temperature. The product is fitted with a frost protection thermostat. Trace heating For larger domestic or commercial pipe protection requirements we specify Trace heating. Trace heating cables provide focused and controllable heat to prevent pipes and gutters from freezing. Trace heating cables 'self regulate' their temperature so they cannot overheat, they can also be cut to length during installation to ensure the perfect fit. What are the benefits of Trace heating? • Fast reacting • Frost protection of water pipes and condensate/drainage pipes • Ice prevention inside downpipes and waste pipes • Any length available - can be cut to length onsite • A wide variety of cable types and outputs are available • Standard range from 12W to 28W per meter • High quality junction boxes and thermostats provide a comprehensive and fast to install system