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Bathroom pictureTaking the time to winterize your plumbing is well worth it!  It’s virtually a cost free alternative to frozen pipes.  Here are a couple of quick and easy suggestions:

1)  Turn off your main shut off valve.

2)  When the last of the water has dripped from the traps, open the plug at the main shut off valve if possible, and let it all drain.  You may have to call O.J. Laughlin Plumbing Company, Inc. at (636) 225-0992 to come and help you with this task.

3)  Turn off the power or gas to the water heater and open the drain valve.

4)  Starting at your top floor, open all faucets, both indoors and outdoors.

5)  To freeze proof the system, empty all toilet bowls and tanks.  Once emptied, replace them and fill with plumbing antifreeze mixed with water in the proportions specified for cars in your climate.

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