Keep business flowing: Prevent frozen pipes

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Arctic temperatures can have a dramatic effect on your building, freezing pipes and causing costly damage. Especially vulnerable systems include fire protection equipment and piping; heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; compressors and piping; water and sprinkler mains; valves; and sanitary systems. Depending on the extent of damage, failure or disruption of these important systems can be expensive to repair or force temporary closure of your business. Take steps to prevent problems when the cold hits.


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Heating systems need preseason maintenance

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Whether you are maintaining a home heating system or equipment at your business, preventive maintenance is important, especially for hot water or steam heating boilers. Heating boilers can cause extensive damage due to explosion and can be more costly to replace than gas or electric furnaces.


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Don’t wait for hot weather to service AC

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The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that brought your business through one of the harshest winters on record also will be required to operate reliably during the upcoming summer cooling season. Consider calling your service firm to arrange service and inspection of your HVAC equipment before the summer heat arrives. In my days as a boiler inspector, owners of older boilers would frequently ask: “So, how much longer do you think [the boiler] has to live?” To which I would respond: “I cannot tell you what day it[…..]


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