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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Plumbing Pipes Are Frozen And/Or Burst

Article Number

6.5

Condition

PLUMBING PIPES ARE FROZEN AND/OR BURST

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Plumbing pipes shall be protected from freezing in accordance with the Building Code.

Warranty

Two-Year - Delivery and Distribution Systems. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty. · Secondary damage caused by defects, such as property damage or personal injury, is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Plumbing pipes not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Homes must be kept at temperatures to prevent freezing at all times. If this is not possible, proper precautions should be taken to prevent freezing such as shutting off and draining the water supply system. For exterior hose bibs, shut off any associated interior valves and leave the exterior valve open as part of a regular seasonal maintenance program. Garden hoses must also be disconnected from the exterior hose bib. If a burst pipe is detected in a water supply pipe, the main water supply valve should be turned off immediately until the builder’s representative can assess the condition. For more information on emergency situations, please refer to the Homeowner Information Package.

  

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