Winterization is when a house is prepared for vacancy. This process prepares the plumbing system and components to not be affected by temperature extremes so the pipes don’t freeze. The process should be performed when a house is expected to be vacant through the winter. When completed, the house can now safely sit empty with no utilities, specifically, no heat.
The process of winterizing will involve fully purging the home’s plumbing system of water. This includes emptying the water heater, draining all of the piping, and filling the various fixtures with an anti-freeze solution.
The First General team is highly trained in property winterization and we are available to assess your property and complete the thorough winterization process. You will then be able to rest assured your property will be safe from the elements. In the state of Pennsylvania, property winterization is recommended September through April.
The First General Winterizing Process:
- Disconnect the Water Supply
- Drain the System
- Prepare to Blow Out Plumbing Pipes
- Pressure Testing the System
- Blowing All Remaining Water Out of Plumbing Supply Pipes
- Adding Anti-freeze to Plumbing Drains
- Posting Winterization Stickers and Notices Throughout Property