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Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Business

By December 27, 2023Insurance

If you live in snow country, you’ve no doubt heard horror stories about frozen pipes. You might even have a cautionary tale of your own to tell.

Those deep-winter cold snaps can send temperatures plummeting, and homes with exposed or inadequately protected plumbing can see their pipes frozen — or worse, bursting — under the pressure of expanding ice.

But your home isn’t the only building vulnerable to a sudden freeze.

Commercial properties are susceptible to the same sorts of dramatic changes in temperature as residential properties. In fact, they can be even more vulnerable since business facilities are often unoccupied during off-hours and weekends. When it comes to burst pipes, what starts as an undetected leak on a cold Saturday night can become a facility-wide glacier by Monday morning.

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