MRG Cold Weather Precautions

February 11, 2021

Because temperatures are not expected to be above freezing through February 17th, there will be an increased risk of frozen water pipes, which can cause a great deal of property damage to both your apartment and personal belongings.  Please follow these simple precautions to reduce the chance that you will be inconvenienced as a result of frozen pipes:

  1. Please watch for freeze warning signs at the entrance to your property, which will be put up and remain in place when the property manager anticipates that there is a possibility of extremely cold weather.
  2. Please make sure that your thermostat is not set any lower than 68 degrees when the temperatures outside are extremely low.
  3. Please leave kitchen and bathroom faucets (both hot and cold) dripping slightly.
  4. Please open your kitchen cabinet doors (under the sink) and the bathroom vanity doors (under the sink), so pipes can draw heat from the room.
  5. If you are currently out of town, please notify your property manager. Make sure your property manager has a key to your apartment. All the precautions in the world are not going to help if the manager has to break into your apartment to cut off the water to a broken pipe. Please remember that these precautions apply to both daylight and nighttime hours.

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please do not hesitate to call your property manager. While we cannot guarantee that an apartment will not have frozen pipes, these precautions have proven to reduce the likelihood of frozen pipes.

As always, thank you for being a resident and for your cooperation.  Please stay safe and warm, and don’t hesitate to reach out to your individual property staffs in the event that you have problems.

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