When temperatures start dropping, one of your biggest concerns as a homeowner should be how to keep your pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes are more than a slight inconvenience; if left alone, they can lead to a burst pipe and a costly mess. More importantly, pipes are more likely to freeze on the upper floors of a home, as heat can be distributed unevenly in the winter. Gravity will then do its job to expand a small claim into a multi-floor, large and expensive loss.
During winter, frozen pipes and ice damming are two of the most common causes of homeowners claim. Combined with our desire to leave our winter locations for warmer weather, a pipe burst can go undetected for days, even weeks. Prevention is the key to avoiding this costly and time-consuming loss.