Leaking or Broken Pipes Dump Water in Your School
Many schools have discovered that a pipe that breaks overnight or during the weekend can leave you wishing for Noah’s Ark the next morning. A pipe that breaks, a hose on your washing machine that gives way, a water heater that has rusted out can all lead to a school full of water and a mess.
Avoiding this kind of a mess is your best bet. In order to avoid such a situation I advise:
- Have a plumber inspect your pipes
- Have a plumber inspect your hot water heater
- Replace the hoses on your washing machine regularly
- Replace the water line hose on your refrigerator regularly
- If the temperature drops to freezing or below, leave a slow drip in your faucet to avoid freezing of the pipes
If you are unfortunate enough to experience water damage you must act quickly.
- Have the water extracted
- Make sure the extraction company removes your baseboards before removing the water
- Use fans to help dry your building out after the water is extracted
- If floor coverings cannot be completely dried, do not return them to the building
- Anything that cannot be dried out should be left outside for the insurance adjuster to look at; avoid leaving it in the building because wet articles left inside invite mold
Call Block Insurance 800-225-0863.