Protect Your Property from Freezing Temperatures

What is worse than saying goodbye to summer? Try dealing with a frozen irrigation system, or burst water pipe in your home.
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If you haven’t already, it is time to winterize your irrigation system! Whether you decide to tackle this project yourself or call a local expert, preventing damage to your system is well worth the effort. If you are performing this maintenance yourself, start by researching the three common ways to drain your system, manual drain, automatic drain, or blow-out, and decide which is the best option for you. Find more information on the methods to drain your system here.

Protecting the pipes inside your home during the cold winter months is of vital importance as well.
  • Make sure all outdoor hoses are disconnected, and any valves that supply outdoor hose bibs are closed.
  • Insulate your pipes. Not only will this help prevent pipes from freezing, it can save water, energy, and money too. Learn more here.
  • Seal air leaks to keep cold air out.
  • Open doors and cabinets to allow warm air to circulate evenly.
  • Keep a consistent temperature. Even when you’ll be away from home for an extended period of time leave your thermostat set to at least 55?F. The few extra dollars spent on your energy bill will be worth the thousands you'll save by avoiding a burst pipe.
Finally, locate the water shut-off valve inside of your home. If you are dealing with a burst pipe, or even a suddenly leaking faucet or toilet, being able to quickly shut off the water yourself can save water, and prevent major damage to your property. If you don’t have an internal shut-off valve, scheduling a plumber to install one can be dollars well spent.

Water conservation can occur in a multitude of ways inside and outside your home. It's always a good time to conserve!
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