As a commercial property manager, you know that one of the biggest concerns during winter is protecting your property from weather-related damage. One of the most common problems you may face is frozen pipes.
Frozen pipes can be a major problem for commercial property managers during the winter months. Not only do they cause plumbing issues, but if left unchecked, frozen pipes can lead to extensive water damage throughout a building. When water in the pipe freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipe until something gives way. This often results in flooding that can quickly spread through floors and walls leading to costly repairs and potential disruption of business operations.
Here are four simple tips to help prevent frozen pipes in your commercial property:
- Keep the temperature inside your property consistent. If it’s too cold outside, make sure the heat is turned up inside so that your pipes don’t freeze. You should also make sure to keep the temperature consistent throughout your property – it shouldn’t be colder in one part of the building than another.
- Insulate any exposed pipes, especially those near windows or doors. This will help keep them from freezing. Make sure to check for any leaks or cracks in the insulation and repair them immediately.
- Let faucets drip overnight. A slow drip allows water to move through the pipes and helps reduce the chance of freezing. This can help prevent pressure buildup that can cause pipes to burst.
- Have a professional plumber inspect your plumbing system annually. This will help to identify any potential problems before they become serious issues.
By following these tips, you can help reduce the risk of frozen pipes and the damage they can cause to your commercial property this winter season!
In the event of a burst pipe causing water damage, it is important to contact a full-service disaster restoration company right away. By acting swiftly, the business can mitigate further losses and reduce the amount of time needed to return the property to its original state.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.