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In most of the United States, even as far south as Texas and Florida, there is the probability of winter weather, ice storms and even arctic freeze conditions. Power failures can be a direct result of these events.
If a power failure lasts more than 4 to 5 hours, depending on the outside temperatures and the insulation level in the building, the building may no longer be heated above freezing. Power failures from ice storms especially can last several days. When the temperature in the building drops below freezing the fire sprinkler piping and the domestic water piping (toilets, faucets, etc.) is subject to freezing and, ultimately, cracking. The result will be water damage to the building once the temperatures rise and the pipes thaw. The damage from water can be extensive.
Monitor the national weather service during winter months in your area.
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