Allstate Offers Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Home

Posted by  //  January 21, 2014  //  Allstate, Articles

A few simple tips to help protect your home from the frigid temperatures.

Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of the nation, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things you can do to protect your home and property during cold weather.

Freezing and bursting pipes can cause significant damage to New York homes and Allstate Insurance Company recommends homeowners prepare their homes for cold weather using a few tips.

Allstate and the Insurance Information Institute encourage residents to consider the following simple steps to help prevent frozen pipes:

Cold weather tips to protect New York homes:

  • According to a reliable source from Smart Dry Restoration, keep the house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.
  • Identify the location for the main water shutoff in your home. Find out how it works in case you have to use it.
  • Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent freezing.
  • If you haven’t already, make sure all hoses are disconnected from outside spigots.
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  • If you discover that pipes are frozen, don’t wait for them to burst. Take measures to safely thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance. If you notice water pooling around your toilet, your toilet flange may have leaks. Call in the experts that do emergency plumbing in Ottawa for a reliable broken flange repair service.
  • If your pipes burst, first turn off the water and then mop up spills. You don’t want the water to do more damage than it already has.
  • Make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Remove any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged from seepage as noted by
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Most homeowners policies cover damage resulting from a freeze, but by protecting your home with these cold weather tips, you can avoid a lot of potential damage. Your carpet might need a do-over at least once in a few months and you can call experts from carpet cleaning on the Gold Coast to get it done.

If homeowners encounter damage resulting from cold weather, Allstate encourages them to contact their agent or their insurance company.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

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