Winterize Your Home
Reduce your risk of frozen/broken pipes with the following precautions:
When your home is vacant: Shut off the water to your home using your customer shut off valve. Open and drain ALL household and irrigation water lines. Once ALL lines have been drained, it is important to close all household and irrigation lines prior to leaving the property.
*If you do not have a customer shut off valve by the meter, we recommend that you hire a professional plumber to install one for your use. (See Rules & Regulations Section 3, 3.9)
Please click on this link to visit our Newsletters & Other Mail Inserts to view our flyer about customer shut-off valves.
DO NOT USE THE ASSOCIATION'S SHUT OFF VALVE LOCATED IN THE WATER METER BOX
Insulate pipes and faucets in unheated areas: Pipes in your buildup, unheated garage or cold crawl spaces under the house will need to be wrapped with insulation or heat tape before temperatures drop.
Seal access doors, cracks and unused air vents: Unwanted cold winds coming through unsealed areas can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. Make sure not to block any air vents your furnace of water heater need for proper ventilation.
Disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses and irrigation: Detach hoses from outdoor faucets to avoid trapping water in the pipes.
Please remember that all water registered through the water meter is the customer's responsibility.
If you need further instruction on winterizing your home,
please contact our office at 909-337-2845