It’s freezing. No, really, step outside right now…its capital-letters FREEZING across much of the U.S.
If you work as a plumbing contractor, you know one of the biggest issues when weather gets this cold is frozen pipes. Krissy Vann of The Weather Network reminds us of just how destruction frozen pipes can be in a recent story. She spoke with Will Southcombe, regional director of PuroClean, who said damage may not be immediately apparent, either.
“When [frozen pipes] break, the water gets out and gets into the home and leaves water damage throughout. Sometimes the frozen pipe is filled with ice so it doesn’t leak and doesn’t show the water until it thaws out later on. So sometimes you get a surprise in the spring when you get a water leak," Southcombe explained. "Water is very destructive inside of a home. It damages property. If it’s not taken care of promptly and properly, it will lead to mold, which is an ongoing issue. Financially even a small break that runs for several hours will end up being $5000 or so to get it dried up and then another $10 000 to get it rebuilt.”
Help build loyalty to your business among customers by sending out a friendly reminder of ways to keep plumbing safe during the winter. Insulation, winterization and other steps can save a lot of money and probably even more headaches.