If you will be leaving your home or other building unoccupied for an extended time during the winter months, it can make sense to protect it from freeze damage by having the domestic water and heating system winterized. Nichols Plumbing can help you unfreeze pipes, and help prevent them from freezing in the first place.
Nichols Plumbing has been winterizing houses, camps and commercial buildings for the past 30 years. When we leave the building you can be assured that there is no water left in the water lines and every trap has been treated with non-toxic heat transfer. The peace of mind knowing you will return to a damage free home in the Spring is well worth the phone call to Nichols plumbing the winterizing specialists.
The domestic water system is the water that flows to your faucets and fixtures. We winterize the domestic water by shutting off the supply and then blowing high pressure air through the system to make sure that no water remains in the pipes. We then put special, environmentally friendly anti-freeze into all the traps to keep them from freezing and minimize evaporation. This lets the traps continue to perform their function of keeping sewer gasses from coming into your home.
A hot water heating system can be winterized in one of two ways:
The first option is to blow it out with high pressure air (as described above). Using this option, the heating system is completely inoperable until it is refilled with water.
The second option is to add environmentally friendly anti-freeze to the heating system. Using this option, the heat can be left on low, but in the event of a power outage, the heating system will not freeze up.
Scheduled Winterizing Services
Nichols has residential and commercial customers who have been using our winterizing service for the past 30 years – because we do it right. Most of our customers give us a copy of their keys, and then call us 2 – 3 weeks out to let us know when they would like to have their water closed up for the winter or opened up for the summer. We will schedule the work, and then let the customer know when the job is complete.
Maine Service Area
Our service area is the greater Bangor & Brewer area. We have done winterizing in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Orono, Hermon, Holden, and more. If you are not in these towns, contact us to see if you are in our service area.
Fees for Winterizing
The price for a house of up to 4-bedrooms with forced hot air heating system is $250 plus travel. The price for a house up to 4-bedrooms with hot water baseboard heating is $450 plus travel. There is an additional fee for a jacuzzi, radiant heat or more than 4-bedrooms.