Lakes of The North De-Winterizing
Cold, frigid winters are nothing new for Michigan residents. The lakes of the North spread havoc across the state in the winter months, making homeowners have to prep their homes in various ways. One of the major preparations involves winterizing a home that is not going to be in use during the winter. Winterizing a home requires draining the pipes, allowing the owners to avoid frozen pipes and leading to severe damage.
But when the winter ends and it’s time to use the home’s plumbing system again, what do you do? Here at 45th Parallel Plumbing of Gaylord, MI, we are able to assist you in this process. Our services and professional guidance will not only ensure that you examine your pipes thoroughly, but also ensure that if there are any issues, they can be resolved professionally and correctly.
Winterizing a home means draining the water from pipes and water heaters. So, of course, de-winterizing a home means doing the exact opposite. Our plumbers are equipped with the tools and knowledge to know what to do and how to do it. We also know what to look for when we are performing the de-winterizing process.
Many people think that de-winterizing a home involves simply turning the water back on and letting it run for a couple of minutes. While performing this process with no issues is a best-case scenario, there can be more pieces to the puzzle missing.
The de-winterizing process includes testing functionality. This is the part that people commonly think of. Each faucet, toilet, tub and shower is tested by restoring water pressure into each system. The simple things such each faucet running water properly, each drain draining properly and each toilet flushing. Both the water heater and furnace come into play as well, testing to make sure both systems are on and running.
De-winterizing a home takes more than just testing a faucet and flushing a toilet. This is where the professional services come into play. As much as no one wants to have issues with de-winterizing, it’s unfortunately not always smooth sailing. A faucet might not run water, the toilet might not flush or pipes may be leaking once water is restored to the pipes.
At 45th Parallel Plumbing, we recommend letting a professional handle de-winterizing your so that a full inspection can be completed along with full fixes and restorations. While trying to figure out where a leak is coming from or why a faucet isn’t running water might be a challenge for a homeowner, our professional technicians will be able to diagnose the issue more accurately and effectively. This saves time, stress and allows for the true problem to be fixed without hassle.
Spring and summer bring warmer weather and a chance to enjoy the outside more often. Don’t allow de-winterizing your home to interfere with you enjoying the first days of nicer weather and sunshine. Whether you winterized your home that is for sale or is vacant due to extended traveling during the winter, our professionals here at 45th Parallel Plumbing can ensure an easy transition from the winter preparations to the spring and summer usage that you need.
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