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Leave the central heating on for short periods to maintain a reasonable temperature.

During winter times it is advisable to have a neighbour regularly check your property to ensure all is well, they may need to increase the central heating temperature to help prevent frost damage.

bursted pipework

Give your Neighbour instruction about where your water supply shuts off.

Alternatively drain the water system.

If you drain the system:
Turn off main cold water stopvalve.

stopcock

Open all taps.
Flush all toilet cisterns.
Drain pipework through the draining taps which should be at the low points of your water system.

If you do not leave your central heating operating, then also drain this system.

Although you may drain down your plumbing / heating system, this is no guarantee that pipes will not burst, as water will usually remain in some of the pipe work and fittings.

Be extremely careful when re filling the heating and plumbing systems and do not leave it unattended during the re filling process and for at least 1 hour after the system is filled up.
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