Extreme cold can cause significant damage to your property, especially when a home is unoccupied and unheated during the winter months. PPS, Inc. will help protect your property from potential damage by freezing temperatures by performing a complete Winterization of all water-containment systems. Winterizations are commonly performed in late Fall or early Winter, and the standard fee for Winterization Services is $175.
The first step is shutting off the water supply lines at the main water shut off valve, which is followed by draining any remaining water from the pipes by gravity or forced air pressure. All of the faucets are drained and left open, and wells, holding tanks and sprinkler systems are also drained and cleared. The water heater will be drained and posted with a sign to reminding you to refill the water heater before turning it back on. Water closet tanks are drained and then a Minus 50 Degrees Antifreeze is administered to water closet bowls traps, laundry tub and laundry floor drain traps, basement floor drain traps, bathtub and shower traps, and kitchen sink, bar sink and lavatory sink traps. The dishwasher is treated with a special non-toxic anti-freeze solution. We will also tape close all toilet seats, and then post signs throughout the property indicating the date of winterization service. We leave on the power to the sump pump to protect against potential flooding.