As the winter season approaches, it is important to protect your outdoor kitchen from the harsh, frigid elements. Proper winterization safeguards your investment in your outdoor kitchen and ensures it will be ready for use when the warmer months return.
Plumbers 911 affiliated contractors can make this a smooth process by providing you with helpful guidance and recommendations to ensure your plumbing needs are met.
Insulated pipes are an important step
One of the primary concerns when winterizing your outdoor kitchen is protecting your pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can lead to damage and costly repairs and damage, so it is crucial to take preventative steps.
Expert Plumbers 911 affiliated contractors can insulate any exposed pipes with foam insulation sleeves or heat tape. These simple additions provide an extra layer of protection against freezing temperatures and will help prevent your pipes from freezing in the winter months.
Drain and disconnect outdoor water lines
Another way to avoid frozen or even burst pipes is to drain and disconnect all outdoor faucets before the temperature drops below freezing. Not only should you disconnect them, but you should leave all the faucets open in your outdoor kitchen to drain any remaining water. Also, remember to disconnect hoses and properly store them.
Besides faucets, it is imperative to drain any water supply lines. Some outdoor kitchens have separate water supply lines from their regular outdoor faucets, so locate the shut-off valve and turn it off.
If you have any questions about this process, call Plumbers 911 to be referred to a professional contractor in your area who can perform all the work to prevent damaging your outdoor kitchen’s plumbing system.
Protect your outdoor kitchen appliances
Winterizing your outdoor kitchen also involves protecting your appliances. Start by thoroughly cleaning and drying each appliance. Remove any food debris or residue that could attract pests.
After a thorough cleaning, cover your appliances with weatherproof covers or store them indoors to protect against winter elements.
Moving outdoor appliances indoors may not be a simple task. Usually, it requires an experienced plumber to properly disconnect certain appliances so they can be moved to a temporary storage location without damaging either the piping or electrical systems.
Protect and winterize your outdoor kitchen appliances by contacting Plumbers 911 for a referral to one of our affiliated contractors in your area.
Check for leaks and repair
Before the winter sets in, it is crucial to inspect your outdoor kitchen thoroughly for any leaks. Leaks can lead to water damage, increase utility bills and create potential plumbing emergencies.
Remember, leaks may not be visible to the naked eye. Contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 have undergone extensive training to identify and fix leaks in order to protect your plumbing system.
Plumbers 911 can help you winterize your outdoor kitchen
Winterizing your outdoor kitchen is necessary to protect your investment and ensure its longevity. Following these essential tips and consulting a professional referred by Plumbers 911 can save you time and avoid costly accidents.
Plumbers 911 is a contractor referral service. The contractors referred by Plumbers 911 employ highly skilled and highly trained plumbers, who can be trusted to get the job done by helping you with all your plumbing needs.