As the thermometer falls, the risk of pipes bursting rises. Overlooking the risk of freezing pipes may cause thousands of dollars in damage, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. Low temperatures and exposed pipes – in places like the basement, attic, or garage – are the key factors in this water damage crisis.
Here are some tips on how to beat the freeze and keep the water flowing in the midst of an ice age:
3 Leave the door open!
We aren’t talking about the front door. Open the doors to your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. This allows warm air to circulate the pipes.
55 is the magic number. The thermostat should be set no lower than 55 degrees in the freezing temperatures. Turning down the thermostat when you’re out of the house to save a few bucks? Think again.
1 Drip, drip, drip
Allowing even a little water to run through the pipe prevents it freezing. Go ahead, let the water drip. You’ll be thankful later.
Taking these precautions will save the headache of extensive water damage. Unsure if you are covered in the event of water damage? Call the team at Robbins Insurance Group. We save people from anxiety caused by insurance & investments.