Suez/Veolia Water New Jersey: Preparing your home for a cold winter

Suez Water New Jersey: Preparing your home for a cold winter

The Fall season is the perfect time to take steps to help prevent the pipes in your home from freezing this winter. When the temperatures begin to drop, pipes begin to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage if preventative measures are not taken in homes and businesses.

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.

How can you reduce and eliminate the risk of frozen pipes and other cold-weather threats? 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.

*Make sure the shut off valves on either side of the water meter are working properly.

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.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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2 Responses to Suez/Veolia Water New Jersey: Preparing your home for a cold winter

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please start preparing your home for the colder winter months.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jwatrel says:

    Suez Water was bought out by Veolia Water last year. The same rules apply.

    Liked by 1 person

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