Winterize your home!!
PLEASE DRIP A FAUCET TO PREVENT FROZEN PIPES!
Management has received numerous calls regarding frozen pipes in the community. If you are experiencing water problems, please contact Fairfax Water at 703-698-5800 (non-emergency) or 703-698-5613 (emergency) or click here for more information.
Why Pipes Burst
Ice forming in a pipe does not typically cause a break where the ice blockage occurs. It's not the radial expansion of ice against the wall of the pipe that causes the break. Rather, following a complete ice blockage in a pipe, continued freezing and expansion inside the pipe causes water pressure to increase downstream -- between the ice blockage and a closed faucet at the end. It's this increase in water pressure that leads to pipe failure.
Take Action – Please!!
- When it is very cold outside, let water drip from the faucets. Running water through the pipes, even a trickle; helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through it is above freezing.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. A temporarily higher heating bill is no comparison to the cost and inconvenience of repairing burst pipes.
- If you will be away from your home, leave the heat on and set to a temperature no lower than 60 degrees.
PCA Semi-Annual Assessment Reminder
The PCA semi-annual assessment ($375) is due on January 1 and considered late after January 30. Payment can be made by mail to Penderbrook Community Association c/o Cardinal Management Group, P.O. Box 52358, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2358 or by dropping your check off at the PCA Office. Checks should be made payable to PCA. Note that you should have received your invoice in the mail by now.
Direct Debit - You can also help reduce the costs to the Association by opting to pay the PCA semi-annual dues using direct debit. Click here to download and print the direct debit form. (Those that are enrolled in the Cardinal Management direct debit program do not receive an invoice.)
The residents of Penderbrook Square do not make separate payment to the PCA as their assessment is included with their monthly condo fees.
Please contact Trish Vallejo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-565-5021 with any Penderbrook accounting questions.