Among the causes of winter season property damage, burst pipes top the list. And the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety says it’s not unusual for water damage claims to climb into the thousands.
Here’s a checklist of the best preventative measures to protect your pipes and avoid potential catastrophe—and a costly insurance claim.
If you suspect your pipes may be frozen, here’s how to check—and safely thaw them out:
Remember: Copper, brass, PVC—no matter how strong they are, pipes are highly susceptible to freezing and bursting in freezing temperatures. Keep this checklist handy and your pipes safe.
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