In late January 2019, more than 90 million Americans in the north and Midwest braced themselves for frigid temperatures that haven’t been seen in decades due to the Polar Vortex. January is here again, along with the snow and cold. When temperatures are low, wind chills can be even worse. These dangerous temperatures not only had an impact on human lives but also their homes including broken heaters and frozen pipes. As a homeowner or property owner, it is crucial to know what to do in temperatures as frigid as have been recently seen. Take a few pointers from claims adjusters in Denver on how to ensure the safety of homes during freezing weather conditions.
Why Pipes Freeze
As temperatures dip below freezing, it puts pipes in a home at risk of freezing—especially pipes that are poorly insulated. When water in a pipe freezes, it expands. Eventually, there comes a time when the pipe gives and bursts, becoming a headache and hassle for homeowners. You can find this information here very useful in case you want to insulate your home the right way. While most common in pipes near the outer walls of a home, or with little or failing insulation, it can happen anywhere. And freezing pipes is not something only homeowners that experience traditional winters need to worry about. Anytime temperatures fall at or below around 20 degrees, pipes can run the risk of freezing. During periods with these cold temperatures, it is essential to learn how to tell if you have a burst pipe in your house.
In weather as treacherously cold as Polar Vortex temperatures, it could lead to an increase in claims to your insurance company. If you find your staff with a higher call volume than you can handle, Aspen Claims Service can help. Our large team of nationwide adjusters help with any size claim. Contact Aspen Claims Service today to see how we can help you.
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