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Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips for Bemidji Businesses?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A pipe is frozen outside a commercial building. We mitigate storm damage in Beltrami County.

SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is a trusted leader in commercial storm damage restoration services. The Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety (IGHS) reports that frozen pipes are a leading source of property damage during severe winter weather. Here are the IBHS recommendations for reducing the risk of damage:

  • Seal openings and penetrations:Seal all windows, doors, and other openings on exterior walls with caulk or insulation to prevent cold air from penetrating wall cavities
  • Seal cracks and penetrationsSeal all wall cracks and penetrations, including domestic and fire protection lines, electrical conduit, and other utility service lines
  • Insulate and seal attic penetrations:Insulate and seal attic penetrations such as partition walls, vents, plumbing stacks, and electric and mechanical chases
  • Run faucets:Let all faucets drip during extremely cold weather to prevent freezing of the water inside the pipe, and if freezing does occur, to relieve pressure buildup in the pipes between the ice blockage and the faucet
  • Insulate pipes
  • Insulate recessed light fixtures
  • Install an automatic excess flow switch
  • Monitor sprinkler systems
  • Provide backup power

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When you need help with a storm damage emergency in your Bemidji commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond day and night. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

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