Suez Water New Jersey: Preparing your home for a cold winter
Now is time to take steps to protect your property from freezing winter weather. Homeowners are responsible for preventing damage and making repairs to the water service line, plumbing and appliances on their property.
Here are a few tips to help prevent inconvenient and costly repairs:
*Disconnect and drain the garden hose connection before the weather turns cold.
*If your water meter or pipes have frozen in the past, wrap them in commercial insulation or heat tape available at hardware stores.
*If you will be away for an extended period of time, set the thermostat to a minimal heat setting to help protect pipes from freezing.
Place a tag on the main shutoff valve and make sure everyone knows how to operate it in case of an emergency.
Disclaimer: This comes from the recent issue of Waterways October-December 2021 and I give Suez Water New Jersey full credit for the information. Please start to winterize your home before the colder weather comes.