January 31, 2011, Greeley, CO - As Colorado hunkers down for bitterly cold weather this week, State Farm reminds property owners it's not too late to prevent property damage or take steps to ensure safe travel. There are two simple tasks homeowners can do in about two minutes that can help protect pipes and homes when a severe freeze is predicted:
Travel can be hazardous in frigid conditions, but drivers can protect themselves with these suggestions from the State Farm Vehicle Research Facility:
For more information, visit Preventing Frozen Pipes.
When the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes in homes with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and break. A one-eighth inch crack in a pipe can spew out more than
Avoid frozen pipes by insulating pipes that run along outside walls, floors and ceilings. Disconnect outside garden hoses, wrap exposed pipes with insulating sleeves or tape, and seal foundation cracks that let arctic air freeze pipes in crawlspaces.
Isaia Aricayos, State Farm Insurance at (970) 395-5401.
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