Don't Let Frozen Pipes Dampen Your Bottom Line
It’s that time of year again. The time when frost covers your windshield. The time when the nip in the air can turn into a -20 degree wind chill. And the time when pipes freeze, break, and send water into the walls, stairwells, ceilings and just about everywhere else.
Every winter, we see clients deal with an inordinate amount of water damage losses caused by freezing and bursting pipes. As risk consultants, we adamantly believe every water damage loss can be prevented or mitigated through contingency plans and preventative maintenance. It’s those behind the scenes areas (e.g. emergency stairwells, pipes located near an exterior wall or aging pipes) that are most susceptible to water damage. Simple steps such as quarterly discussions about where shut-off valves are located, informing employees to notify maintenance as soon as they see dripping, blistering or cracking pipes and performing regular maintenance can save a company tens of thousands of dollars.
Don’t get caught off guard. Let’s work together to make sure your team has an eye on the weather, a plan in place and everyone knows their role before and after any pipe bursts. And don’t forget to have a trusted restoration company on call, ready to help you clean up the mess and get your business back up to speed with minimal interruption.
We’ve outlined a brief reference sheet filled with best practices when it comes to preventing and minimizing your water damage risk. Senior living facility operators use this version. If you work for a not for profit organization, refer to this one.
- Senior Living Water Damage Flyer
- General Water Damage Flyer
- Keeping Volunteers Safe on Wintery Roads
- Senior Living Blog
- Senior Living Industry Page
- Senior Living Webinar Replays
- Senior Living Library Resources
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