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    Winter Weather Can Mean Frozen Pipes!

    Posted by Sue Bird

    Wed, Oct 05, 2011 @ 07:29 PM

    With the colder weather approaching us, now is an excellent time to learn more about how to avoid frozen pipes, and the subsequent water damage that can occur should those pipes expand and burst. Although sudden and accidental discharge of water from plumbing is covered under most homeowners’ insurance policies, it is always better to avoid this occurrence entirely.

    Keep your home and pipes safe from the cold winter weather with these tips and homeowners from Gordon Insurance

    To prevent frozen pipes:

    1. Leave the heat on in your home to a minimum of 55ºF during bitterly cold conditions.
    2. Remember to use all of your plumbing fixtures
      at some point during the day.
    3.  Drain and then cover all external faucets.
    4. During extreme cold, keep the indoor faucets
      running at a slow drip to maintain water flow.
    5. Should you experience a loss resulting in water damage,
      turn off the water supply as soon as possible. Homeowners should also contact a water mitigation specialist, such as SERVPRO, to dry out your home properly before mold or mildew can set in.

    And for more tips, resources, and for competitive quotes, visit the rest of our website.

    Learn more about homeowners insurance here.


    Sue Bird

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