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Frozen pipes? How to check for bursting and water damage as temps rise

In response to the winter storm and extreme temperatures impacting residents throughout the state of Texas, Nationwide is working quickly to connect with homeowners virtually and in person to begin the claims process.

“It’s important for you to know that if you are in one of these deep freeze areas that as the temperatures increase, if you’ve had some frozen pipes they are more likely to burst or cause damage as the temperatures go up,” said Shannon Cragg, Property Claims Leader for Nationwide.

Nationwide recommends that members who have experienced freezing temperatures:

  • Inspect the inside of their home for signs of dripping water;
  • Check the functionality of their plumbing by testing the toilets and faucets;
  • And, examine exposed pipes in the basement, garage or attic for moisture or leaking.

If any of these signs are present, homeowners should turn off the main water supply to the home.

Policyholders with damage can start a claim at nationwide.com and on the Nationwide mobile app, or call the Claims Center at 1-800-421-3535.

Nationwide Claims Leader Shannon Cragg offers tips to prevent frozen pipes from bursting.