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Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Commercial Property in CT

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

Frozen burst pipe in Commercial Building in CT. When a pipe bursts in your commercial building in CT, our team can provide immediate emergency burst pipe cleanup services.

When temperatures dip below freezing, the chances of pipes freezing in your commercial property increases. When pipes freeze, there’s a high likelihood that they will burst and cause hundreds or thousands of gallons of water to flood your property. 

To help prevent burst pipes in your commercial property in Southington, Meriden, or Wallingford, CT, we’ve put together the top tips here. 

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4 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Commercial Buildings

Keep the heat on

In commercial properties, there may be spaces that aren’t highly used or a tenant may move out, leaving a space empty. In cases where you may want to save money by keeping heating costs low, you should do the opposite.

Anytime temperatures get cooler, make sure that the temperature in any part of the building is above 55 degrees to help prevent the likelihood of pipes freezing and bursting.

The cost for burst pipe cleanup is much higher than keeping your commercial property at an appropriate temperature. 

Insulate exposed pipes

If you have any pipes that run against external walls or are located in areas that aren’t heated, make sure that they’re properly insulated. Insulating your pipes can greatly decrease the chance that ‘high risk’ pipes will freeze.

Weatherproof your building

You should make sure that there aren’t any areas where cold, outside air is getting in. This will not only help prevent frozen or burst pipes, but also help maintain your heating costs. 

Make sure that attics, basements, and crawl spaces are properly insulated. To help prevent cold drafts, seal any cracks or openings around windows and doors. 

Drain outdoor hoses and spigots

When you don’t properly winterize outdoor water spigots or hoses, the pipe can freeze, burst, and cause thousands of dollars worth of damages inside of your commercial property. Make sure that these are completely drained and left open for the winter.

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