Voorhees, NJ - November 15, 2006
American Water, the largest water services provider in North America, reminds homeowners to be prepared for freezing winter temperatures and to act to prevent costly plumbing repairs.
"Weatherproofing your home against the cold will pay dividends on energy bills in the winter and will also help protect your indoor plumbing against the threat of breaks. Seasonal homes are especially at risk during this time of the year. Homeowners should take every precaution to winterize the property and perform preventative maintenance to indoor plumbing," said Stephen Schmitt, vice president of operational services for American Water.
The company encourages its customers to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of freezing pipes that can burst.
American Water has also introduced the In-Home Plumbing Emergency Program (IHPP), covering plumbing emergency repairs for leaks or breaks to the water line and clogs or blockages to the sewer line that occur within the home and are caused by normal wear and tear. The program is currently available to American Water customers in nine states: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Tennessee. The Company expects to launch the program in California, Pennsylvania and Virginia in the coming months. For more information. . .
More cold weather tips can be found on our website.
With headquarters in Voorhees, NJ, American Water employs approximately 7,000 who provide high quality water, wastewater, and other related services to more than 18 million people in 29 states and Canada.