Winterization Bulletin

Winterization Bulletin

Please read this important winterization bulletin to ensure your home is prepared for winter.

Do You have automatic sprinklers?
It’s time for an annual irrigation system “blow out”. Fall winterization is recommended to ensure that your system does not freeze over the winter. Winterization involves more than just turning the water off, it is also recommended that water be forced out of your sprinkler pipes with an industrial compressor.

If you don’t already have an annual maintenance program set up, give us a call so that we can help you get set up.

Do you have a frost-free hose bib?
Frost-free bibs still require the removal of your hose in the winter ! Not removing hoses from hose bibs can trap water that will cause the fixture to freeze.

The tricky question of humidity levels…
Last winter was colder than normal for our area, as a result we had many calls regarding shrinking trims, cracking drywall and separating wood floor boards. The culprit is HUMIDITY.

Cold temperatures mean turning up the heat. Wood likes consistent humidity and temperatures. Wide fluctuations will cause trims and floors to shrink and expand, causing cracks and gaps.

Humidity in your home this time of year should be between 30% – 40%. A qualified HVAC technician can test the humidity levels in your home and determine if you would benefit from the installation of humidifier/dehumidifier.

In the meantime… if you go on holidays do not turn the heat down to save as it can end up costing in the long run.

Questions or assistance:
clientservices@myhousedesignbuild.com