East Jordan Winterizing

Are you a snowbird looking to winterize your home in East Jordan before you head South for the winter? Or perhaps you have a home that will be empty for an extended amount of time (i.e. while it’s being listed for sale, you’re on vacation, or on temporary leave etc). Whatever the reason, winterizing your home is the process of preparing your property to sit empty for some time to prevent potential damage from cold weather.


Never leave your home without preparing it for the cold climate, especially if winters are long and prone to freezing. Winters in Michigan are harsh, with temperatures going well below freezing so it is important to prep your pipes and plumbing system to prevent damage from leaks or burst pipes. Without winterizing, your pipes could face severe and expensive damages that would be a costly mess to repair later.

Winterizing your property includes several important steps that must be done right. That’s why you should let us, at 45th Parallel Plumbing, handle winterizing your property. Our experienced technicians are trained and licensed to do it the right way so you don’t face costly repairs later.

Here’s a list of some of the important steps that must be taken for winterizing your home:

- Drain the hot water tank

- Draining all water lines in the home

- Using an air compressor to remove all remnants of water, which prevents the chances of corrosion

- Testing the system to detect leaks

- Cleaning out and winterizing bathrooms, including toilets and sinks

- Ensuring the main water line is off and securing it in place

- Adding antifreeze to all toilets, traps, and drains

- Sealing toilets and drains from being used

- (Optional) Disconnecting the home from utility service

Although the list seems short, each step is equally important and must be done properly to ensure your plumbing system remains safe and intact. There’s nothing worse than thinking you had your property winterized but it was done improperly, greeting you with a mess! Our technicians use only the best tools and non-toxic products to preserve your property, setting it up to get through winter safely.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

If you need help winterizing your home, call us at 45th Parallel Plumbing. We have extensive experience with a variety of plumbing systems and will treat your home as if it were our own. Our business is dedicated toward satisfied customers and we do everything in our power to attain your utmost satisfaction.

Clients in the Michigan area have trusted us at 45th Parallel Plumbing with a host of different concerns. We service many areas in Michigan and offer the best plumbing services all year long - no matter the season, rain or shine, call us for all your plumbing needs! If you need help winterizing your property, leave it to us to take care of it for you.

Contact Us Today

Contact us at 45th Parallel Plumbing for your home’s plumbing repair and maintenance. We look forward to working with you!

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