Dewinterizing a Home

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Home Inspector with Colby Home Services

Dewinterizing Your Home Guide By Brian K Doles of Colby Handyman Services & Inspections

Definitions:

Winterize – To prepare a homes plumbing system for colder winter months.

De-Winterize – To “charge” the plumbing system for everyday use.

Charge – To fill piping with water.

Many foreclosed homes that remain vacant will be most likely be “winterized”. This is to prevent damage due to freezing pipes in colder months. When the plumbing system is winterized it’s main purpose is to drain all the water from the system including the hot water heater. When you’re purchasing a foreclosed home or a home that has been winterized, it’s very important to have all the utilities turned on prior to a Home Inspection. More importantly the plumbing system should be active and working to inspect for leaks. To download my guide to "Dewinterizing Your Home" click the link below.

http://www.homeinspectoratlanta.com/system/files/userfiles/dewinterizing_checklist.pdf

 

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Hi! I just discovered this blog in a google search for how to de-winterize a foreclosed home. I tried downloading your guide, but it seems that the file is no longer available. Would you be able to email it to me? Or repost it?

Thank you so much!

March 11, 2009 03:51 PM
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Hi Brian,

Id like a copy of your checklist too if possible. I tried the link for the PDF in the opening paragraphs and like Monika, I was unable to download it. Thanks in advance, Joe

April 22, 2009 08:17 AM
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Here's the PDF:  http://www.homeinspectoratlanta.com/system/files/userfiles/dewinterizing_checklist.pdf

May 08, 2009 01:29 PM
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Rosa

Hi I am trying to print a copy of your guide and the link is no longer available. Are you still offering the checklist for dewinterizing homes?

Thanks.

Rosa

June 29, 2009 02:54 PM
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Jim Holmes

Great info for a 1st time home owner. Thanks!

September 28, 2009 05:29 PM
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