The winterization process includes shutting off the main property water supply, draining all the water lines and water heater/boiler, using an air compressor to blow out any remaining water in the system, and performing a pressure test to check the system for any leaks. Bids are communicated to our clients for systems that are in need of repair. A full winterization is completed by draining all water heaters and/or boilers, faucets, sinks, tubs, and toilets. Environmentally safe anti-freeze is poured into all drains, toilet bowls, and tanks to reduce stress on fixtures experiencing severe temperature changes. Fixtures are labeled to caution the use of the fixtures and the date that the winterization was performed.
If needed, Optimum will work with real estate agents for access to the property.
For prolonged vacancies, winterization refreshes are suggested every six months to maintain anti-freeze levels that are subject to evaporation, as well as to ensure the previous winterization is intact.