How to De-Winterize Plumbing in a House

Save

De-winterizing your home plumbing requires charging the plumbing system to get the plumbing ready for use. De-winterizing is only done after the home has been winterized to prevent freezing during winter months.

pipes on outside of house
(Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Faucets are prepared before turning on the water. Removing the aerators allows any sediment that settled in the pipes over winter to flow freely from all of the faucets. Open all water supply valves under sinks and on toilets. Turn off all faucets.

faucet in bathroom
Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images

Reconnect and turn on hot water heater water valves and water supplies to refrigerators. Connect the washing machine hose after faucets are charged.

woman opening fridge
Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Turn on water slowly at the water meter. As the water starts to fill the pipes, inspect each pipe for leaks.

man inspecting water meter
Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

Open faucets and let water run until all debris is out of the pipes. Flush toilets after the tanks are filled and after ice is made in refrigerators to get the sediment out of the supply pipe.

running faucet
Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Related Searches

Read Article

19 Home Decor DIYs That Only Look Expensive

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!