It’s imperative that you remain alert and do everything you can to avoid frozen pipes when cold snaps are forecast for your area; these claims happen quickly and have the power to cause millions of dollars in damages.
Follow the advice below to help you recognize and intervene if a pipe has frozen or burst. If you are away from home or have a secondary home in an area where temperatures are expected to fall—or have recently fallen—below freezing, have your caretaker perform these steps at least twice a day.
If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, shut off the water supply to the affected area of the house—or to the entire home, if necessary—and leave faucets open. You should then immediately call your plumber.
If you would like assistance locating a high-quality local plumber, please call a PURE Member Advocate® at 888.813.7873 or email email@example.com. We can coordinate with a pre-vetted professional on your behalf.
For the best protection, if you do not already have a whole-house leak detection system and low-temperature alarm installed in your home, contact a PURE Member Advocate at 888.813.7873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance finding one that’s right for you.
We also recognize that maintaining a temperature of 65°F may not be economically practical at all times. We recommend installing a network-connected (“smart”) thermostat, which will allow you to remotely monitor and adjust the temperature in your home in response to the forecast, reducing the risk of burst pipes and unnecessary spending on energy bills.
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