Brooklyn Company Suggests Early Home Winterization to Avoid Untimely Disasters
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. recommends New York homeowners prepare homes for winter early to avoid common seasonal equipment failures and to lower heating costs
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 19, 2018 – Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a family owned business serving New York since 1906, recommends that New York homeowners winterize their homes early to avoid common home equipment failures and to lower heating costs during the colder months.
“The last thing you want as a homeowner is to have an unexpected home-related cost during the holiday season,” said Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. “High energy bills and surprise equipment repairs are never pleasant, but luckily there are steps you can take to prepare your home for winter so you can avoid some of these common issues.”
The Petri Plumbing and Heating team recommends the following for home winterization:
- Schedule a boiler tune-up – It’s not too late to get an annual boiler tune-up. A boiler tune-up is important to prevent untimely equipment breakdowns, identify potential safety concerns, and improve air quality. Proof of annual maintenance is often required by the manufacturer for warranty work and reimbursements, and failure to maintain a regular service schedule may void the warranty. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of boilers that fail during winter will break down on the first day below freezing, but preventative maintenance can help decrease the chances of failure.
- Seal windows and doors – Up to a third of the average home’s heat loss occurs through windows and doors. This can cost you more money in energy bills. There are simple ways to seal your windows and doors for the winter months such as: maintaining caulking and weather stripping, properly adjusting door thresholds, installing window films, and using draperies.
- Prepare outdoor faucets and spigots – Turning off your valves and draining the water can help prevent your pipes from freezing. For homes that do not have indoor valve control, products such as frost-free hose bibs and outdoor faucet covers can help.
- Insulate your pipes – Protecting your plumbing before the temperature drops can save you on a costly winter plumbing mishap. It’s important to begin protecting your pipes from freezing before the onset of cold weather. Consider installing protective insulation products such as pipe sleeves or heat tape.
For more information about home winterization, please visit https://www.petriplumbing.com/ or call 718-748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA, the first in New York City to receive this designation. For more information, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254.