With winter sending an arctic blast across much of North America, homeowners and business owners will want to increase monitoring to prevent damage from frozen pipes.
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Here is more information on how to prevent pipe freezes and offer techniques for minimizing damage if you do suffer a pipe freeze.
Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow…
Did you know that letting your most weather-susceptible faucets drip during periods of extreme cold can keep your water pipes from freezing? Don’t let cold weather ice your pipes this winter!
First aid for frozen pipes – steps to prevent more problems
With winter not even a month old, there’s plenty of cold weather ahead of us – enough to freeze pipes, causing costly water damage at your home or business. If you suspect you have a frozen pipe – you’ve turned on the faucet, but no water comes out – call a qualified plumber immediately.
Even if you’re not a snowbird, winterize your pipes!
Homeowners who “fly south” for the winter are familiar with the idea of winterizing their home to guard against freezing while they are gone. However, with weather patterns shifting, homeowners who stay home for the winter are finding there can be issues with freezing pipes, even though they are living in their home and running water daily.
Keep your fire protection system from freezing
Fire protection equipment is especially vulnerable when arctic temperatures affect a building. If pipes freeze, a business or school could be forced to close temporarily if life safety cannot be assured.
This loss control information is advisory only. The author assumes no responsibility for management or control of loss control activities. Not all exposures are identified in this article.