Frozen Pipes in Summer? By Melissa Esham 8/11/2015 This year it happened in our office. Our frost free hose bib burst. We thought we had made it through the winter unscathed and then…. Wet spring/summer had us not using our outside hosebib to water any of our shrubs. By mid-June we still had not turned the water on outside. We began renovations in one of our buildings. This caused excess dust and we called our HVAC contractor out to change/clean the air filters. The technician used the outside hosebib to wash one of the filters. Water flooded the interior closet housing some of our computer wiring. We filed a claim with our insurance carrier! Luckily we Shine during the claims process and this time was no different. Our computers were down for 20 minutes. Mitigation and Restoration company arrived within 30 minutes. Our plumber was here already fixing a clogged toilet issue. (Lucky) The claim number was assigned, adjustor contacted us, a scope of work, with two alternating bids, were submitted and a check was cut. Final step, minimizing the risk of future claims. In an effort to help us, and you, and your homeowners please send a simple reminder asking them to take these steps to avoid frozen exterior pipes. Thanks for reading and sharing.