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25 Nov

The importance of winterizing your outdoor shower

Outdoor showers are not just limited to tropical environments, as they can be found in every state in the United States.  

For those living in geographical areas with all four-seasons, especially where the temperature can stay below freezing for an extended period of time, outdoor showers should be winterized. 

Your biggest problem faced by those who deal with cold temperatures is the potential for burst pipes, which can occur if the pipes are not properly drained. 

Once a burst pipes unfreezes, it will leave you with water damage and the potential for a high water bill. 

While other smaller issues may arise, such as damage to the structure itself from the freeze-thaw cycle, the main concern facing homeowners with outdoor showers is draining the system.

This will save you a lot of headaches in the long run and also provide you with a piece of mind, knowing your outdoor shower will be safe from the cold weather. 

For homeowners who outdoor shower was installed a plumber affiliated with Plumbers 911, all you need to do is follow steps two through four below.

If your system was not installed by one of our Plumbers 911 referred plumbers, then you will likely need to take the following steps:

  1. Call Plumbers 911 in order to be referred to a plumbing professional, who will install a shut-off valve so you can drain your shower prior to freezing temperatures.
  2. Once the shutoff valve is installed, turn off your water supply to you outdoor shower unit. 
  3. Completely drain the valves.
  4. Use an air compressor to blow excess moisture out of the pipes.

If you forget to winterize your outdoor shower unit and your pipes are frozen, quickly call Plumbers 911 at any time. We are a 24/7 emergency referral service and will be able to dispatch a highly trained and highly skilled plumber to your house who can fix the situation.

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