Winterizing is the process that every HOA member should undertake to make their home ready for winter. Freezing temperatures, ice, snow and wind can cause severe damage to a home.
Plumbing may be located in the outer walls of a home so it may be exposed to colder air than what is found within the walls of the home. These exposed pipes, if not protected, can freeze or burst. Pipes can be protected by:
Per the Institute for Business and Home Safety, insurance claims exceeded $4,000,000,000.00 for all insurance companies over the last decade for these particular frozen and busted pipes claims.
It is important that heat is left on in vacant homes. If damage occurs due to heat being turned off, insurance companies may deem this as negligence and refuse to pay a claim. WDMC
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