Water pipes and steam pipes should be examined regularly. When freezing temperatures hit, check temperatures in buildings at least twice a day. If power goes out and pipes freeze, pipes and valves can be damaged. Turn on faucets to check pressure and flow, and walk the building to detect any leaks as soon as possible.
WATER is the biggest cause of building damage. A complete inspection should be made immediately following storms to identify problems. Check roofs, ceilings, gutters, inside and outside walls, downspouts and foundations.