Don’t Let Freezing Temperatures Damage Your Home
Home winterization is integral to protecting your property if you plan to be away from it for an extended period during the winter season. Oliver has experts on staff who specialize in home winterization services, and they will plan and carry out this preventative care based on the specific needs unique to your home. If this is the first time you have ever winterized, you may have questions, and our team is happy to answer them and provide all of the information that you need to enjoy peace of mind while you are away. Contact us today for more information or to get started!
Winterize Your Home to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
One of the main reasons to schedule a home winterization service is to avoid frozen pipes. Water sits in your pipes while you are away and may freeze due to the lower temperatures the house is maintained at. The real scare with frozen pipes is that they can burst. A burst pipe in winter can be a catastrophic scenario that causes substantial water damage to your home and other possessions and results in massive costs due to the repair, restoration, and replacement. As part of our winterization plan, we will disable the water main and drain all of the residual water. This ensures that your pipes do not freeze, and if there is an issue with your pipes, there will be no water to cause extensive damage.
Properly Drain Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures
It is also imperative that we drain all of the fixtures in your home, such as those in your bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and so forth. This includes bathtubs, showers, sinks, and so on. Any water that remains in these fixtures is very concerning. Not only can it freeze and cause damage by expanding, but it can lead to other problems with your pipes and even damage your fixtures directly to the point that they have to be replaced. As part of our home winterization strategy, we will drain the water from all of your fixtures and apply antifreeze to all of your drainage traps to protect your home that way as well.
Protect Your Appliances
Your appliances can be even more problematic than your fixtures because any damage can result in costly repairs or even bigger expenses if you have to replace any of them. That is why our home winterization approach emphasizes appliances as well. This includes water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators, hose bibs, and so forth. Our home winterization services include draining all the water from those appliances and removing hoses in order to ensure full protection from cold temperatures.
Adequately Insulate Your Home
It requires more than just our home winterization efforts to ensure that your home is fully protected throughout the winter. If it has been a while or you have never done it, you may want to consider an energy audit to determine where your home is deficient. One of the common problem areas is insulation. If it is insufficient, it makes it harder to keep your home at the optimal temperature. It also makes your home more prone to temperature drops that can result in frozen pipes.
Be mindful that adequate insulation is based on your local climate as well as your unique home. Your home should also be kept at 50 degrees Fahrenheit at least and perhaps a bit higher. Homeowners may also want to consider a smart thermostat that they can remotely monitor and adjust as needed. If you have not had seasonal HVAC maintenance performed, schedule that as well before leaving for an extended period.
Annual Plumbing Maintenance Plan
Oliver offers a Peace of Mind Plumbing Plan that can protect you and your home even if you are not leaving for an extended period and thus not winterizing your home. It includes an annual inspection, a 10% discount on all repairs, priority service, free estimates for installs and renovations, and a two-year warranty on all parts and labor. If you do schedule home winterization, as part of the plan, we will return to the home when you do in order to inspect the system and get your water flowing again.
Oliver Home Winterization Give You Peace of Mind
For thorough home winterization services, put your trust in Oliver. Our plumbers are friendly, trained, and know exactly how to prepare your home for the winter season. With Total Pipe Protection, we close up your home for winter, then re-open your property in the spring. We also identify and remedy any issues that may have occurred while you were away. Give us a call or schedule service today to make sure your home is in good hands.