NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arctic air is bringing blizzard conditions and hard freezes across parts of the Northeast and Northwest this weekend. But there are things you can do to protect your home and property during cold weather.
Freezing and bursting pipes can cause significant damage to homes and Allstate Insurance Company recommends homeowners prepare their homes for cold weather using a few tips.
Allstate and the Insurance Information Institute encourage residents to take a few simple steps to help prevent frozen pipes:
Most homeowners' policies cover damage resulting from a freeze, but by protecting your home with these cold weather tips, you can avoid a lot of potential damage.
If homeowners encounter damage resulting from cold weather, Allstate encourages you to contact your agent and contact your insurance company.
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