Temperatures this week are expected to increase the risk of frozen and burst pipes.
Beginning tonight and continuing through the end of this week, severe cold is likely to impact areas as far south as the Mid-Atlantic. Today is expected to be the coldest day with subfreezing, single-digit or even subzero temperatures throughout the Northeast. These conditions could easily cause pipes to freeze, and the likelihood that they will burst only increases as temperatures rise and frozen pipes thaw.
The impact of these temperatures should not be underestimated.
Frozen and burst pipes can quickly cause significant damage to your home, and those in typically warmer locations are often even more vulnerable. We strongly recommend that you set your heat to at least 65°F and consider opening cabinet and vanity doors to allow warm air to circulate more easily.
If you are away, your home is at greater risk.
We’ve found that unoccupied homes can experience as much as four times the damage from burst pipes because the water could pour throughout your house and remain undetected for hours—or even days. Have a caretaker or trusted friend check your home at least twice a day.
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