Pissing Boy’s plumbing falls foul of freezing weather


Manneken Pis.

Image via Wikipedia

Here is a story which draws attention to the importance of keeping your plumbing warm in freezing temperatures.

According to news agency Reuters, the Manneken Pis (Pissing Boy) in Brussels can’t continue to do his business. With the mercury plunging to sub-zero levels the Pissing Boy has had to stop pissing because local officials have said the arctic conditions could damage his internal workings. However, when the weather warms up he will work again.

Temperatures in Brussels fell to -10 degrees Celsius last week. By Friday in the UK recorded temperatures were as low as -17 in some parts of the country. When the weather is like that it is more important than ever to ensure that your plumbing and drains are in order to avoid costly repairs and flooding from burst pipes when they thaw out.

The 393-year-old  little fellow is so important to culture and tourism in the Belgian city that he is dressed up in more than 800 individual costumes for various celebrations. None of them, it seems, were warm enough to keep him flowing.

For more advice give Drain Doctor a call on 0800 3357 999.

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