Category Archives: Outdoor Plumbing

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #3

Winterizing Tip #3:

Remember to insulate your outdoor hose-faucets (hose bibbs) & irrigation systems.

Remove any garden hoses from the faucets and cover the faucet with something that will insulate & protect it from freezing temperatures.

Almost every home center and hardware store sells products made specifically for this.

A quick, inexpensive trip to your local hardware store or home center and you can help winterize your home yourself!

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #2

Winterizing Tip #2:

Turn off the water to exterior hose faucets.

Turn clockwise to shut-off your water valve.

Sometimes this can be tricky for two reasons:

First: do you know where the valve is?

Second: the valve may not work so you may be in a vulnerable position.

Turn clockwise to shut-off your water valve.

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #1

Winter is upon us! The weather will inevitably bring freezing temperatures that have the potential to cause havoc on plumbing systems!

Time to winterize. “Winterizing” means: to adapt or prepare something for use in cold weather.

Every year around this time, plumbers are called-out to urgent situations resulting from frozen plumbing.

Let me assure you, the vast majority of freeze-damaged plumbing is completely avoidable.

1) Close or block-off your foundation vents: The foundation vents are circled in red. Winterizing Tip #1 is to close or block them off.

Foundation Vents

Main Water Service – Our Specialty!

Another great shot of Nate & Cam working hard on a main water service.

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Great View of Sutherland Plumbing’s “Ditch Witch” Vacuum Excavator!

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The guys working hard with our “Ditch Witch” Vacuum Excavator!

Trenchless (no dig) main water service – our specialty!

Nathan Foster and Cameron Bloom working on a Trenchless (no dig) main water service.

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Trenchless (no dig) main water service in action!

Sutherland Plumbing – Always Ready!

One of Sutherland Plumbing’s trucks getting ready for a main water line replacement!

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Nate Foster Having Fun!

Sutherland Plumbing’s Nate Foster having fun during a main water line replacement!

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