During these winter months, we want to bring to your attention the increased risk of frozen pipes in residential properties. Frozen pipes can lead to significant damage and result in costly repairs, which may only be covered if preventive measures are taken.
To ensure the safety of your property and the preservation of your coverage, we recommend the following precautions:
- Adequately insulate exposed pipes, especially those in unheated areas such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
- To learn more about insulation, click here.
- Identify and seal any gaps or cracks in walls, floors, and around windows and doors to prevent cold air from entering.
- Maintain a consistent temperature in your home, especially during extreme cold spells. Set your thermostat to at least 55°F (12°C) when you are away.
- Think about a programmable thermostat.
- Allow faucets to drip slightly to relieve pressure in the pipes and prevent freezing.
Open Cabinet Doors:
- Keep cabinet doors under sinks open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
Leave Interior Doors Open:
- Allow warm air to flow freely throughout your home by keeping interior doors open.
- Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses and shut off exterior faucets if possible.
Taking these precautions can significantly reduce the risk of frozen pipes and potential water damage to your property. Please remember that your insurance policy may not cover damages resulting from neglecting these preventive measures.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
At Raymond Nelson Insurance, we go the extra mile to find the coverage that best protects what matters most: the business you’ve built and the people you love. We always take the time to get to know each client and serve their best interests. Call us today at (270) 885-1800 or contact us online for more information.