Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know we’re headed for some extremely cold temperatures very soon (tonight!).  And if you’re on a condo or townhome board, you know what’s next…frozen pipes and finger pointing.

If you haven’t already done so, send an email blast (dare I say a cold blast?) to your residents to ensure they’ve reduced the chance of pipes freezing during what’s supposed to be one of the worst cold snaps in 30 years.  Here are four easy things to do to keep pipes from freezing:

1. Let Faucets Drip

This helps relieve pressure building from ice inside the pipe.

2. Keep Your Cabinets Warm  

Check your cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room etc., for exposed pipes. Then leave the doors open to let the warm air in from the rest of your house.

3. Keep Your House Warm

Traveling? Maintain at least 60°F, even when you’re not there.

4. Disconnect Your Hoses

If a hose is still connected, this can cause ice to back up into the pipe. Remove, drain, and store hoses.

And, if pipes do end up freezing, and you end up flooded with water leak questions, then keep this article handy for the inevitable question of: Who Pays for What In a Water Leak Situation? 

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact an Altitude Community Law attorney at 303-432-9999 or [email protected].

Stay Warm Colorado.

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