Winter Reminders

Ready for Winter and Freezing Temperatures

As the temperatures drop, we recommend turning the water off in your home and draining pipes to prevent freeze damage. Power outages and empty propane fuel tanks are too risky for leaving the heat on when you are not present. Please review your house opening and closing procedures. Remember it’s a TWO – step process: When you arrive, turn water ON and CLOSE the drains. When you leave, turn water OFF and OPEN the drains. It’s also a good idea to leave the faucets slightly open to let air into the system and completely drain the pipes when you leave.  Check that directions for guests are clear to follow. A common mistake is OPENing the drain while the water is ON. This can flush 100 CCF, or about 75,000 gallons of water in 24 hours and it will cost you $900 and a soggy bottom house!

As always, feel free to call 209-753-2409 or email  Thank you.

Kimi Johnson, Steven Schnitter and Roger Altadonna

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