Empty Home? Get Tips to Winterize Your Home.

Don't leave your empty home out in the cold 

Summer has ended and cold weather is upon us. Whether you have a lake house or another type of summer home in Connecticut that will soon be empty, it's important to ensure that your home's plumbing is protected from the harsh New England winter. 

If your home is empty for more than 21 days this winter, it's important to take preventive steps that can help prevent burst pipes and water damage. Winterization is a quick process that can provide peace of mind while you are away.

First, let's discuss the reasons you should winterize your empty home. Winterizing your empty home will protect the plumbing systems in your home and prevent burst pipes. It will also ensure your heating system is ready for winter in your absence and ready for use when you return.

Your plumbing and heating systems are not only critical to your home but are a costly investment. The damage from burst pipes can cost thousands of dollars not only in repairs, but the water damage can also cause significant damage to your home and belongings. 

How to winterize your empty home:


  • Turn off the main water supply

  • Drain all water out of the house including toilets, water heaters and outdoor hoses.

  • Antifreeze all plumbing fixtures

  • Antifreeze any baseboard or radiator systems

Let our plumbing team help

Need help? Our expert plumbing team can ensure your home has the proper defenses against the harsh Connecticut winter. Contact us to discuss winterizing your home at 800.992.2227 or action [at] (subject: Winterizing%20Your%20Home) . We can also return in the spring to de-winterize your home!