Winterize Your Plumbing: Don't Let Freezing Pipes and Burst Faucets Ruin Your Day
Winterizing your plumbing is essential to prevent costly damage from freezing pipes and bursting faucets. This is especially important in areas with cold winters. We’ve put together two different checklists for both Residential and Commercial Plumbing to help you out this winter.
Residential Plumbing Winterization Checklist
- Drain all outdoor faucets and hoses. Disconnect hoses from faucets and drain them completely. Then, turn off the water supply to the outdoor faucets and drain the pipes.
- Insulate exposed pipes. Pipes that are located in unheated areas, such as the basement or attic, should be insulated to prevent them from freezing. You can use pipe insulation foam or heat tape.
- Check your sump pump. Make sure your sump pump is in good working order and that the sump basin is clean and free of debris.
- Have your water heater serviced. We can inspect your water heater and make sure it is in good working condition. We can also flush the tank to remove sediment and extend the life of the water heater.
Commercial Plumbing Winterization Checklist
In addition to the steps above, there are a few additional things you can do to winterize your commercial plumbing:
- Drain all irrigation systems. If your commercial building has an irrigation system, be sure to drain it completely before the cold weather arrives.
- Insulate the water heater. If your water heater is located in an unheated area, be sure to insulate it to prevent it from freezing.
- Have us come inspect your plumbing system. We can inspect your commercial plumbing system and identify any potential problems that could lead to freezing pipes or burst faucets.
If you are going to be away from your home or business for an extended period of time during the winter, it is a good idea to have us winterize your plumbing system for you.
If you do experience a frozen pipe or burst faucet, be sure to turn off the water supply immediately call us! We offer 24/7 service!
You can also help prevent your pipes from freezing by keeping your home or business at a comfortable temperature. Even if you are away, it is a good idea to set the thermostat to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
By following these tips, you can help protect your residential and commercial plumbing from the cold weather and prevent costly repairs.
"By regularly inspecting and maintaining your home's systems, you can identify problems early on and fix them before they cause major damage."