PRIER Encourages Public to Detach Hoses for Winter – $4 Billion Lost to Frozen, Burst Pipes
What: Coinciding with National Checklist Day, PRIER Products encourages businesses and homeowners to detach hoses, nozzles, splitters and timers for the winter season.
When: Friday, October 30, 2020 (All Day)
Why: Every year 250,000 families lose possessions and have their lives disrupted due to frozen pipes. Insurance companies paid out more than $4 billion in claims for frozen, burst pipes in the past decade, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. The average insurance claim is $15,000.
More than 250 gallons of water per day can flow out from just a one-eighth inch rupture. When the hose, splitter, nozzle, timer and other accessories are detached, the hose faucet will drain upon shutoff, and remain freeze-proof when not in use. Watch how a freezeless hydrant works.
PRIER seeks to save homeowners and businesses from the hassle of flooded structures by sharing simple tips and sponsoring #DetachYourHoseDay.
Who: PRIER designs and manufactures freeze-proof residential and commercial hydrants.
The #DetachYourHoseDay PSA campaign launched last year with a great amount of traction from the plumbing, engineer, insurance and facility management industries. A sampling of coverage included:
For anyone who wants to forego the tips, PRIER’s C-434 freezeless faucet will drain even with a hose attached.