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Winter Freeze-Ups

When it comes to Winter freeze-ups, planning is the key to prevention

Thanks to Risk Management for providing the following useful information. Feel free to contact Risk Management at 764-2200 if you have any questions.

December and winter are upon us again, soon to bring snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Cold weather brings the danger of impaired fire protection systems as well as potential property damage and business interruption due to water freezing in sprinkler systems, domestic water piping, drains and on roofs.

We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to review the attached material provided by FM Global. Please pass this material along to any appropriate personnel within your organization. The material will provide you with recommendations for preparing buildings for freezing temperatures and includes a sample checklist that identifies some useful ideas for preventing frozen pipes. Please feel free to contact Risk Management if you have any questions.