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Is Your Business in Frankin Prepared for Winter Weather?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A person places insulation around water pipes to prevent them from freezing. We are leaders in commercial damage restoration services in Lane County.

Franklin businesses trust our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County team to restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. Winter is coming, and it’s never too early to winterize commercial properties.

Here are some tips from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety for preventing plumbing from freezing:

  • Inspect and seal or repair all cracks, holes, leaks, windows, doors, and other openings on exterior walls with caulk or insulation to prevent cold air from penetrating the wall cavity.  
  • Insulate and seal around attic penetrations such as partition walls, vents, plumbing stacks, and electric and mechanical chases.  
  • Ensure your pipes in hard-to-reach places like attics, crawl spaces, and outside walls are insulated—wrap pipes and faucets in unheated or minimally heated areas of the building. 
  • Make sure your existing freeze-protection devices and alarms are in good working order. Test freeze stats (low-temperature sensing device) and valves before the weather gets cold. 
  • Pipes leading to the exterior should be shut off and drained at the start of winter. If these exterior faucets do not have a shut-off valve inside the building, have one installed by a plumber.  
  • Hire a licensed fire protection specialist to conduct routine maintenance on your sprinkler system. Discuss the system’s exposure to winter weather and potential mitigation options. 

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When you have frozen pipes or storm damage in your Franklin business or home, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-799-0090.

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