Report: Michigan among states with most frozen pipe damage

Posted at 3:54 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 15:54:01-05

Michigan saw the third-most frozen pipe damage of any state in 2019, according to new data from State Farm.

There was more than $23 million in damage claims. State Farm says more than 1,000 households in Michigan reported damages last year.

State Farm says these are ways to prevent pipe damage:

  • Insulate exposed water pipes
  • Let hot and cold faucets drip overnight and open cabinet doors
  • Seal cracks and gaps
  • Keep thermostat set above 55 degrees Fahrenheit

Broken pipes can cause flooding, damage and create potential for mold. Illinois and New York were the top two states for freeze damage. Hawaii was the only state without a freeze damage claim in 2019.