Why Is It Important To Winterize Plumbing?

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Why Winterize Plumbing?

Winterizing the plumbing system is important because it protects your most valuable asset, your home. In the case of commercial buildings, winterization will protect your investment, business or property from costly damages and repairs.

178591351-2How Winterizing Your Plumbing System Will Protect Your Property From Damage

During the winter pipes can burst if there is water remaining inside of them. This bursting can result in expensive pipe replacement that has to be handled by a plumber. In addition to having the burst pipe replaced, a leak from the burst pipe could cause damage to flooring, drywall and ceilings. This will require additional repairs and replacement. Depending on the burst pipe’s location, walls or floors may have to be cut in order to replace it. The best way to prevent such a problem and to safeguard your home or property is by having your building professionally winterized by Guardian Plumbing.

Leaving the heat on in a building to prevent frozen pipes may not be enough. A power outage during freezing weather could lead to frozen and burst pipes throughout a building. The best and most surefire way to prevent plumbing damage during the winter is to have the plumbing system winterized by an expert.

Who Should Have Their Home Or Building Winterized?

Vacant properties such as rental apartments that have no tenants and seasonal vacation homes should be winterized. Homeowners should winterize their home if they are going to be gone for an extended period of time during the winter to prevent damage.

How Is A Home Professionally Winterized?

Guardian Plumbing, takes all the necessary steps and precautions to properly winterize a home. This includes draining all water lines, adding antifreeze solutions to all plumbings traps and shutting off the water supply. Additional measures include shutting off and draining water heaters, water filters, water softeners and disconnecting washing machines and dishwashers. Guardian Plumbing will also disconnect any external hoses and label the water valves as being turned off.

To have your home or property in the Maryland or Washington D.C. area professionally winterized call Guardian Plumbing at 301.685.5017.  Or request a quote online.