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With the colder weather on it's way, it's important that you keep you and your home warm.If the temperature drops below freezing over the coming months, your boilers condensate pipe can freeze over, causing it to shut off. This can be a quick fix without the need to call a professional, have a read of our guide below.
What is a condensate pipe?
A condensate pipe carries condensation from your boiler to your outside drain. It's usually a white or grey plastic pipe that travels from your boiler through the wall directly outside where your boiler is located. During cold weather the condensation in this pipe may freeze and cause a blockage. This is turn causes the condensation to back up into the boiler and shutdown.
How to defrost the pipe?
If you suspect that your boiler condensate pipe has frozen, the following steps should help you get things back to normal quickly.