Advertisement

Facilities Nationwide Deal With Burst Pipes From Extreme Cold

January 3, 2023

Plumbers and service cleanup companies across the United States were kept busy last week because of pipes that burst due to extreme cold temperatures.

Facilities reportedly affected by burst pipes included Colorado State University, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, just to name a few. In Chicago, a popular records store, Bric-A-Brac Records & Collectibles, lost thousands of rare LPs, VHS tapes, and vintage toys, according to ABC’s WLS-TV affiliate station, when four frozen pipes burst.

According to NPR, much of the country’s Deep South was plagued by troubled water systems, with the mayor of Selma, Alabama, declaring a state of emergency due to water leaks and shortages. At a food bank in Greenville, South Carolina, US$1 million in food was threatened due to flooding.

The freezing weather followed a deadly winter snowstorm that affected much of the country over the holidays. The northeastern states were hit particularly hard, as the city of Buffalo, New York, was buried in almost 52 inches of snow. According to Fox News, as of Thursday, December 29, 39 people had died in Erie County, New York, the county in which Buffalo is located. The county had already spent $5 million on private contractors to help with the storm cleanup, with $1 million being devoted to the city of Buffalo.

To learn effective and affordable steps you can take to prevent burst pipes, check out Preventing Burst Pipes in Your Facility

Latest Articles

Straight Talk! Cleaning for a Reason
January 26, 2023

The Intersection of Cleaning for a Reason and Caring for Cancer Patients

January 26, 2023

The ARCSI Chronicles

January 23, 2023 Fariyal Khanbabi

Improve Facility Safety by Lessening the Effects of VOCs on Lighting

Sponsored Articles

Corvus Straight Talk!
December 21, 2022 Sponsored by Corvus Janitorial Systems

How to Hire the Absolute Best Office Cleaning Company

December 6, 2022

Master the Craft of Staffing Workloads to Inspire and Shape Your Facility Cleaning Program

November 28, 2022

When Hiring an Office Cleaning Company, Ask These 3 Things

Recent News

Coffee and Conversations

ARCSI Hosts Monthly Coffee & Conversation

Feds Allege Rigging of $140M Cleaning Deals

Save the Date—Germ Busters: Ongoing Strategies for Clean & Healthy Facilities