Winterizing Your Home
We hope you had a great summer season at the Jersey Shore! As you prepare your Marmora home for the winter months ahead, keep in mind some of the valuable services we offer to help you secure your shore property.
Are you closing down your property for the winter? We offer whole-home water turn-off services if you close your property down for the entire season. It’s not just a matter of turning off the water—we take precautionary steps to prepare your plumbing system for the cold months ahead.
Broadley's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is your best choice for the job. We’re a family-owned heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company that also provides plumbing services. We’ve been in business for three generations—our team has seen it all and can tackle any problem!
Our expert plumbers install, replace, repair, and maintain pipes, faucets, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, [sump-pumps], water heaters, and more. Give us a call today for a free consultation about your next home project.
What If You Don’t Prep Plumbing for Winter?
You risk a plumbing disaster. Your pipes may freeze, causing the water inside the frozen section to expand and turn into ice. The water between the ice blockage and faucet exerts pressure that could cause a leak or burst pipe.
With a frozen pipe that thaws, water will flow continually from the damaged area unless you turn off the main water supply. Water can flow from a half-inch broken pipe at 30 to 50 gallons per minute. Imagine your next water bill if that happens.
Outdoor pipes, outdoor faucets, plumbing in unheated basements, crawl spaces, exterior walls, and anywhere else pipes are exposed to freezing temperatures can cause thousands of dollars in damage if they crack or burst.
Damaged plumbing and water leaks can lead to mold growth and mildew the longer they are undetected in your Marmora home. Don’t get caught unprepared.
Let Us Winterize Your Plumbing
Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has a 110-year history of solving HVAC and plumbing problems in New Jersey. We offer a maintenance strategy that can help your pipes, water heater, and plumbing fixtures in freezing temperatures.
Property winterization services start at $135, depending on the size of the home and the services needed. Services offered include:
- Water turn-off service
- Disconnect the hoses
- Blow out the drain lines
- Antifreeze appliances (applicable when whole-house winterization is performed)
- Hose bib covers that are available for purchase
Other Winterization Tips
- Disconnect the hose—Doing so is especially critical if you have antifrost spigots. Leaving the hose attached could cause the spigot to break—and they are expensive to replace.
- Prepare your heating system—We always remind our customers to have their heating system checked. Be sure to change the filters and have the system started up for the winter. The [thermostat] should be no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take control of your comfort—By installing a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can monitor and control your heating and air conditioning from anywhere using your computer, mobile phone, or tablet.
- Consider an upgrade—Planning to replace your furnace, heat pump, or water heater? Give us a call for a free estimate. Be prepared before the below-freezing temperatures hit!
A Smart Device for Your Plumbing
Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning also recommends Flo by Moen™, a 24/7 security system that safeguards against leaks and water damage.
It consists of a Smart Water Shutoff installed on the main water supply line and a Smart Water Detector that can be placed anywhere in your home. Both devices connect to an app on your smartphone.
The app tells you the flow rate, pressure, and temperature of the water in your home, along with information about water use. It also sends alerts, troubleshoots problems, and enables you to shut off your water no matter where you are.
We’re more than happy to answer your questions about this new technology. Let us install the Flo by Moen in your Marmora home.
Spring Activation Services
When you plan on returning to your home, give us a call. Our team will get everything ready so that you can enjoy a fully functional household complete with hot water. We’ll have your plumbing running efficiently, attach the hoses, refill your water heater tank, and light the pilot. Return to a cozy home—arrange for spring activation services in advance and relax!
Give the Plumbing Experts a Call
Avoid frozen pipes and water damage this winter. Contact your trusted professionals at Broadley’s Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning for all your HVAC and plumbing needs in your Marmora, NJ, home. Call 609-390-3907 or request service online today.