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turning on the cold taps until the water stops running (if there's no water in them, it can't freeze). You should also flush the toilet several times to empty the cold water storage tank.
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Going away over Christmas and New Year, or any time during winter, can cause problems with your home's plumbing and central heating system, so take precautions.
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