Well we just endured our latest snowfall this morning and looking at the long range forecast it seems we are in for a BITTER COLD stretch that we haven’t seen in a couple of years. The winter has many dangers but one danger that homeowners may push to the back of their minds is bursting pipes. Bursting pipes can be dangerous to you personally, and the damage to your property can be astronomical.. Though this add to the list of winter’s hassles, along with shoveling, snow banks and high heating bills, this headache can be avoided with the proper precautionary steps.
In order to avoid a potential plumbing disaster this winter, here are a few helpful tips to prevent frozen pipes; first and foremost, during cold days be sure to have your central heating system on, insulate the pipes (you can use either insulation or newspapers and plastic), keep faucets slowly dripping or drain the water out of the pipes if you’re going to leave your property vacant for a period of time during a cold season, keep garage doors closed if water lines run through the garage area, and it may even be a good idea to hire a professional to take a quick survey of the status of your home’s piping. Additionally, it is important to review your Massachusetts Homeowners Insurance policy before leaving your home for an extended period of time or simply as a precautionary measure, just in case of an unexpected accident!
For additional information on how to keep your pipes from freezing and bursting, check out the links below:
Contact our office to discuss your homeowner policy and make sure you are fully covered in the event of a tragic pipe burst. Call us at 978-365-2302 or find us online at http://www.koinsurance.com
Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!