Liability for water leaks/ loss following winterization?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Venturewest, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. backflows

    backflows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I agree with irritation on this. We winterize lots of trailers/mobile homes and even if we do it all right in some cases the pipes freeze and blow out due to an old worn main shut-off valve that leaks and slowly fills the pipes up.
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,126

    for those of you that use zip ties to to keep ballvalves closed how do you set them up?

    do you use a special color or marking on said zip tie?

    very curious, we might start going this way as every year seems that we get 1 or 2 that water just showed up in the pipes..

  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    We use writeable flag ties
  4. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Insurance is an necessary expense that most of us feel is too high as it is, so we have not filed a claim for any damages or repairs ever. Stolen tools and small fender benders we end up paying out of pocket also.

    We do mess up don't get me wrong, but IMO it is better to take it on the chin and move on. In my experience, the insurance companies seem to get their money no matter what.
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,433

    Correct they do. Its a joke. Ya carry ins , if they pay a claim your rates go up till you actualy paid the claim.

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