A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
TO PREVENT FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER
PIPES...PIPES SHOULD BE WRAPPED...DRAINED...OR ALLOWED TO DRIP
SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN
THEIR SYSTEMS...OR COVER ANY ABOVE-GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM
EMERGENCY NOTICE TO DRIP
WATER FAUCETS AND TO KEEP THE HEAT ON
Because of severe subfreezing weather, water pipes in our
apartment community may freeze and burst if all of us do not take immediate
action. Please take the following precautions as soon as you read this
Please run both hot and cold water at a pencil-lead
size stream on the following faucets in your apartment: kitchen sink,
bathroom lavatories, bath tubs, showers, wet bar sinks, washer connections,
etc. (Don’t forget to make sure drains are open and draining.)
Please leave the faucets dripping until further
notice from us. We will notify you when to stop the dripping by removing
the FREEZE WARNING signs at the property entrances.
Please do not turn your heat completely off when
you leave for the day or for an extended period of time. Instead, leave
the heat on, but turn the temperature down to the lowest setting you
wish. Be sure to leave cabinet doors open under the kitchen sink and
bathroom sinks to allow heat to the plumbing.
If you are gone, the management may enter your
apartment for the above purposes in order to avoid potential property damage
from burst water pipes as authorized in your lease agreement.
The foregoing applies to every apartment in the
community. These precautions are essential in order to avoid the more
drastic measure of temporarily cutting off the water to all units and draining
the lines to prevent damage from bursting pipes.
The damage from frozen pipes can be substantial. If
the pipes in your apartment freeze and burst, water may damage your clothes,
furniture, stereos, TV and other property such as the carpet, walls and