Severe winter weather, arctic freeze and ice storms can cause power failures as far south as Texas and Florida. Extended power failures can result in freezing fire sprinkler and domestic water piping and significant water damage to property. Taking steps to prepare, protect and recover from the impact of severe winter weather and power failures can help minimize the potential adverse effects and damage. Steps include:
Line up appropriate licensed sprinkler contractors, plumbing contractors and electricians, in the event of need.
When a power failure disrupts the delivery of heat for several hours to several days and the temperature in the building falls below 32° F:
Clear snow and ice from roof (if done safely) if there is a roof/building collapse potential.
After the event is over and the power restored: