The cold weather is upon us in the region!
With freezing temperatures on the horizon, it is important to take the time to winterize the plumbing in your home and save yourself the possibility of costly frozen pipes!
It is extremely easy to winterize your plumbing, and extremely costly to fix your repairs if you decide to not winterize.
This can happen without proper preparation!
The most important thing you can do for your home is to winterize your hose bibs (where your faucets connect to the outside of your home). Shut off the water to the hose bib while the water is on. There may be a bleeder valve on the side that will allow air to push out water out of the line. If there is no bleeder valve, you can use a shop vac to ensure the after is drained from the line. Even if your hose bibs are designated “frost-free”, it is always a good idea to winterize them regardless. If you need any assistance, feel free to give us a call!
Hose Bib Diagram
If you have any property that is rarely used during the winter, be sure to shut off the water via the main shut off valve until you are ready to use it. This will prevent water from freezing in the pipes of the home and potentially requiring a time-consuming, costly repair.
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