Dewinterizing Your Home Guide By Brian K Doles of Colby Handyman Services & Inspections
Winterize – To prepare a homes plumbing system for colder winter months.
De-Winterize – To “charge” the plumbing system for everyday use.
Charge – To fill piping with water.
Many foreclosed homes that remain vacant will be most likely be “winterized”. This is to prevent damage due to freezing pipes in colder months. When the plumbing system is winterized it’s main purpose is to drain all the water from the system including the hot water heater. When you’re purchasing a foreclosed home or a home that has been winterized, it’s very important to have all the utilities turned on prior to a Home Inspection. More importantly the plumbing system should be active and working to inspect for leaks. To download my guide to "Dewinterizing Your Home" click the link below.