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1/4/2011 12:16 AM

Winter Freezing Precautions

Too many businesses find themselves unprepared when normal winter weather suddenly turns extreme.  During a severe cold spell, sprinkler or water pipes can freeze, burst, an produce devastating losses.  Water damage from this type of incident, known as freeze-up, can affect products in storage, paperwork,, records, furniture, machinery, computers, and all types of electronic equipment.  If water leakage goes undetected for an extended period of time (say over the weekend), extensive flooding can result.  Total costs often reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. The following guidlelines will help you plan for and implement preventive measures to better protect your business from the threats of freeze ups. Before the Cold Sets In: Update your Emergency Response Program for winter emergencies to including appropriate response procedures for deep freeze conditions. Appoint one or more members of the team to monitor weather forecasts and initiate winter emergency procedures when ...

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