“January’s weather is always underestimated. Most people think once we have passed Christmas and entered the New Year we are through the worst of the weather and every year we see businesses get a nasty shock.”
(PRWEB UK) 17 January 2013
In response to January’s looming cold snap and current headlines warning of the impending snow, Premierline Direct are circulating preparatory steps designed to prevent disruption to businesses over the winter months. Their Burst Pipe Infographic encourages UK companies to try to prevent the issue before having to deal with the consequences.
Businesses are urged to think ahead and get prepared now rather than face costly consequences. It is important to check insurance policies thoroughly and contact the provider if something is unclear; it’s not worth risking an interruption to business.
Ibi Moghraby, Managing Director at Premierline Direct states “January’s weather is always underestimated. Most people think once we have passed Christmas and entered the New Year we are through the worst of the weather and every year we see businesses get a nasty shock.” He continues “This year, we’re hoping that by promoting ways of avoiding disaster, we’ll be able to proactively help many of our customers to avoid unnecessary disruption to their business.”
The infographic includes suggestions to double check that the insulation and lagging of pipes in place is sufficient. The location of the water valve should be widely known, along with instructions for its use and an awareness of the necessity of turning it off, should the building need to be left unoccupied for a period of time.
Businesses should ensure that stock is stored above floor level. The action itself could save a business a significant amount in the event of a flood. When the cold weather does hit, small businesses could keep the heating on low throughout the night to keep the water flowing through the pipes and minimise the chance of them freezing then bursting.
Sometimes accidents can’t be prevented, so it is important to have a contingency plan to follow if the worst does happen and the number of a good plumber handy too.
About Premierline Direct
Premierline Direct is part of the global Allianz Group and provides cover to a wide range of industries from shops and offices to hotels and manufacturing, tailoring its insurance packages to meet the diverse needs of each business.