Offering Winterization consultations

We offer Winterization consultations as well as Full Winterization and De-Winterization services. Whether you need help or advice on winterizing outside hose bibs and other exposed plumbing during cold weather or need a vacant home completely winterized, give us a call today.

Winterization
Our winterization service prepares a vacant home for cold weather conditions, such as shutting off the main water supply, opening faucets to eliminate air locks, draining water supply lines, and adding environmentally safe antifreeze and more including…

  • Locate main water supply and close valve
  • Open all water faucets to eliminate air locks
  • Drain all external and internal water supply lines with positive air pressure
  • Locate the water heater and shut off the gas or electric supply
  • Drain the water from the tank and close the valve when tank is drained
  • Place the “refill with water before using” sign on the water heater
  • Fill all drain traps with approximately one cup of environmentally safe antifreeze
  • Place environmentally safe antifreeze in the dishwasher, cycle to assure solution entered the pump

De-winterization
De-winterization is the process of restoring all services that were drained and/or shut-off during the winterization process and more including…

  • Locate main water shut-off valve, turn it to off position
  • Check drain valve & TPR valve at water heater to ensure they are closed
  • Check laundry connections, make sure both hot and cold water valves are off
  • Walk all bathrooms and kitchens to check faucet positions, turn them off
  • Check exterior hose bibs, ensure they are turned off
  • Turn water on to the property at meter at the street by using a water key
  • Slowly open main water shut-off valve, listen for leaks
  • Restore water to home
  • Light the pilot or turn on the breaker for the water heater (after it has been filled)
  • Turn all water valves at sinks and toilets to on position
  • Remove winterization seals and/or stickers from all appliances and/or fixtures
  • After evaluating water service, turn off main water supply at shut-offs/meter