Winter Plumbing Checklist
Updated: Nov 4
Winter can create lots of problems with your home plumbing system. Frozen water in your pipes can destroy your plumbing from the inside out. Prepare for winter’s temperature drop with these preventative measures:
1. Fix all pipe leaks.
Check all exposed indoor and outdoor pipes for leaks.
2. Insulate your pipes.
Locate any exposed pipes in your attic, garage or crawl spaces and wrap them with plumbing insulation foam. This will protect your pipes and will help keep your home and water warmer in the winter.
3. Drain your evaporative cooler or swamp cooler.
Turn off the cooler’s water and power, then drain the water supply line and water out of the cooler.
4. Insulate and heat your pump house.
If you have a well, make sure that your pump house piping is well insulated. Also, make sure that your pump house has a properly working heater to keep its temperature above freezing.
5. Protect your hose bibs.
Remove any garden hoses from the bibs, as this can trap water and damage your plumbing when it freezes. Then, drain the collected water from the bibs and insulate them.
6. Winterize your sprinkler system.
Turn off the water and drain any collected water from your sprinklers. You can do this by turning on each individual valve connected to the sprinkler system.
7. Locate your water main.
This is the most important tip. Know where your water main in case of an emergency, like a burst pipe. You want to know where your water main so that you can shut off your water quickly and minimize your plumbing’s damage. Make sure you know where your water shutoff valve is and that you have direct and easy access to it.
Burst Pipe Colorado
Burst pipes frequently happen in the winter due to freezing water and temperatures. If one of your plumbing pipes burst, you will need to call a plumber as soon as possible. Burst pipes can cause tons of damage to not only your plumbing, but also to your home and property. Turn off your water to prevent further damage and have a plumber come out to repair it quickly.
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