Just as it looked like we weren’t getting a winter, the cold has returned. This coming week, in our service area, snow is expected to accumulate anywhere from six to twelve inches. With the snow, comes dramatic drops in temperature which could cause some unforeseen issues if left without care. And one of those issues is frozen pipes. When a pipe bursts because of freezing, it can rapidly cause thousands of dollars in water damage to your property. Making sure exposed piping is wrapped in insulation is one way to avoid such an issue, but exterior spigots should be shut off and the excess water within the pipe drained. Last year alone we were involved in dozens of burst pipe claims that cost home owners over one hundred and thirty three thousand in total damage. Some bursts effected kitchens which completely destroyed cabinets, while others ripped through multiple floors leaving behind water damage that took days to remediate. So, be sure to check your pipes as the temps drop for the next week to avoid the potential of major water damage restoration.