How do I winterize my plumbing?

Here are some simple steps to winterizing the plumbing in your home.

  • Shut-off the main water valves on both the house and street side.
  • Disconnect your water meter.
  • Open all faucet in the house, leaving them open
  • Flush all toilets
  • Open all outside hose faucets
  • Putting a bucket underneath the house side shut-off valve, open the valve and collect any drainage
  • You can either turn water heater to vacation setting or turn off and drain water completely out of the water heater.
  • Plunge all sinks and toilets to remove as much water as possible from the traps
  • Put in RV antifreeze into drain traps (sinks, toilets, etc.)
  • Leave faucets open and meter dropped

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