MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota is ranked fourth in the nation with the highest amount of property damage due to frozen pipes in 2019.
According to State Farm Insurance, Minnesota experienced a total of $12.3 million in frozen pipe damages last year, with an average of $13,000 per insurance claim.READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Ranked above Minnesota were Illinois with $45.6 million, New York with $23.9 million and Michigan with $23.3 million in damages.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
Many homeowners could be threatened with property dangers from the arctic-like temperatures hitting Minnesota this week.
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State Farm recommends these tips for preventing frozen pipes:
- Let warm water drip overnight.
- Insulate exposed water pipes.
- Seal cracks and gaps that could bring in cold air with insulation.
- Keep your thermostat set above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.