Steps to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing in the Winter Months

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

Those who have experienced the misfortune of having a pipe burst know the devastating impact it can have on one’s home. The broken pipe itself is a relatively minor inconvenience, though the immense amount of water that flows from within can become quite a disaster. The running water leaking through your walls and ceiling may result in a major reconstruction project which could cost you thousands of dollars. Not to mention the damage that could occur to drywall, furniture and appliances. Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive suggests these tips to try and prevent this awful experience:

  1. It is important to plan ahead and investigate which pipes may potentially freeze. Prime candidates for freezing include water pipes that run through unheated spaces in your home as well as pipes running through walls to the outside of your house.

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HOW TO: Reduce Basement Flooding Risk

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

It is not uncommon for rain showers to wreak havoc on any home’s basement, no matter the location. Simply resolving an obvious gutter or downspout leak can solve most basement water problems. Though a few water problems may have some causes that are difficult to identify and fix. In this post, Long Island Insurance Executive, Gregg S. Marcus, explains how most basement flooding issues can be solved using three basic steps: Evaluate, Inspect, and Install a Solution.

Evaluate the Problem
It should be noted if you cannot locate the source of the problem yourself that it is important to contact a professional. In order to properly evaluate your problem you must answer these questions:

  • Does the basement flood every year at approximately the same time?

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