Most people don’t think about their home’s plumbing during the warm summer months. But if you’re a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of the maintenance your plumbing system needs to stay in good working order. One task you should perform regularly is a winterization, which is basically a preparation of your plumbing system for the cold winter months.
Winterizations are generally performed for vacant houses to prevent water freezing in the piping. The water to the house is turned off, the water heater, piping and toilets are drained of all water. Anti-freeze is used in the toilets and p-traps to prevent any freezing in the drains.
If you have a home that is going to be vacant for an extended period of time during the winter, it is important to have it winterized. This will prevent any damage to your home from freezing pipes or other issues. A professional can easily perform a winterization for you, and it is worth the investment to protect your home.