Winterizing Services in Lake Almanor, Susanville, and Quincy Areas.
Prepare Your Home for Winter
One of the most valuable services we offer at Slusher Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric is our vacation home winterizing services. Simply leaving your heat on low and hoping for the best over the winter months is often not the best insurance. Frequent power outages in the High Sierras can last days on end and unsettled weather patterns that can bring multiple feet of snow, freezing conditions, and hurricane force winds. Protecting your vacant home from the most severe weather conditions is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. Insure that your return home in the spring isn’t an unexpected costly reunion.
What is Included in Our Winterizing Services?
- Evacuation of water from your plumbing system and any water using appliances.
- Turning off utilities like electricity and gas so that unnecessary utility expense can be avoided.
Other services include but are not limited to:
- Battening down of windows and doors
- Turning off irrigation and drainage of the sprinkler system.
- Storage of watercraft and lawn furniture.
- Periodic on-site inspections.
- Maintaining backup home generators.
- Installation and monitoring of wifi internet thermostats
Securing the structure from unwanted critters that can wreak havoc on your home.
What are the benefits of Winterizing Your Vacant Home?
We estimate, based on other clients’ experiences who left their heat at 50 degrees all winter, that winterizing the vacant home (allowing the heat to be left off) typically reduces your annual fuel consumption expenses from $1000-3000. That is a tremendous savings! Winterizing also helps to offset your carbon footprint by eliminating the fuel used to heat your home over the winter months.
Need Training to Winterize Your home?
We offer extensive training to ensure you have the knowledge to protect your home the right way. Don’t take your neighbor’s word for it. We hear it all the time after a visit in the spring to repair multiple frozen-broken pipes, “But my neighbor told me that’s the way they have always done it.” Our Winterizing training is completed on-site where we will physically instruct you how each fixture and appliance is properly protected. This service also includes a complementary procedure list.
We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business and hope all of your mountain experiences this coming winter turn out to be wonderful memories that last a lifetime,