Preparing Your Business For Winter
During the past Winter, temperatures along the Eastern seaboard fell below zero with wind chills approaching -30F in parts of the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Cold weather brings the danger of impaired fire protection because of water freezing in sprinkler piping, underground mains, gravity suctions tanks or fire pumps. During a severe cold spell, these pipes can freeze, burst and produce devastating losses. Water damage from this type of incident, known as a freeze-up can affect products in storage, paperwork, records, furniture, machinery, computers and all types of electronic equipment. Such freezing not only leaves a risk vulnerable to fire and damage to the building contents, but may also necessitate expensive repairs to the system.
CNA Risk Control has developed the following materials to help plan for and implement preventative measures to better protect your business from the threat of freeze-ups.