Winterization Services in Oklahoma City
Protect Your Plumbing During Winter
The effects of winter on an improperly prepared home can be disastrous if the temperature drops below the freezing point. If you are moving south for the winter, then make sure to winterize your home. This is a task that needs to be done by an experienced plumber who performs a variety of services.
Interested in winterizing your home to protect important plumbing systems? Give Hull Plumbing a call today for more information and a quote.
Draining Water Heaters & Water Lines
The first step we take in the winterization process is to turn off your supply of water at home. We then drain the water from your water heater while one faucet is open. Our team will also ensure the supply of gas is turned off or the breaker is off at your breaker box. If you have well water, then we will drain the pressure tanks as well.
Blowing Out Plumbing Lines
Plumbing lines in a home may still contain water that has not completely drained. Water left in the lines can freeze and cause unforeseen problems. Our Oklahoma plumbers will use compressed air to blow out excess water from your plumbing. A special fitting or connector is used to connect a compressed air system to the pipes in your home. All the faucets in your home will be opened and closed to ensure no water remains in the pipes.
Draining All Appliances & Fixtures
There are many appliances and fixtures in a home that use water. This includes the water softener, washing machine, dishwasher, water filtration system and refrigerator. These will be drained of water or disconnected from the water supply lines. All toilets will then be flushed to remove water from the tank before adding anti-freeze. The anti-freeze will also be added to all sinks to sit in the drain traps.
Checking Radiant Heating Systems
Heating systems in a home that use water will have a boiler and radiators. The boiler and all radiators need to be drained of water as they may interconnect with the plumbing system used in the home. Simply turning off a radiant heating system is often not sufficient to prevent damage from freezing. Our expert plumbing team will remove the water from the system and make sure the boiler is all set for winter.
Examining High-Efficiency Furnaces
Many types of high-efficiency furnaces create water vapor and require a condensate drain line. The line will typically run to a drain in the floor. High-efficiency furnaces need an inspection to ensure no excess water exists in the system. When you call us for winterization in Oklahoma City, rest assured that this service is included in the process.