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How to Prepare Your Well to Withstand Winter While You’re Away October 26, 2018

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How to Prepare Your Well to Withstand Winter While You’re Away , Wales, Wisconsin

Freezing winter temperatures can wreak havoc on a property’s plumbing, including private water wells. It’s important to be proactive with your water system maintenance this time of year, especially if you are planning an extended vacation or will be spending the colder months in a warmer part of the country. To avoid serious water damage and expensive repairs, take the following precautions to prepare your well for winter before leaving your home for an extended absence.

How to Prevent Winter Damage to Your Water Well 

Schedule an Inspection 

One of your top priorities should be having a certified well-drilling contractor perform a pre-season inspection of your well, pipes, and pump. During the inspection, they will check for any damage to the well and identify repairs that need to be made. This will also give you an idea of what to add to your water system maintenance checklist.

Winterize Your Water Well System water system maintenance

The first step, in your water system maintenance checklist, to avoiding well damage while you’re away for the winter is to turn off the water supply to the home. This should be done on the well pump breaker rather than the main breaker. Then, drain the water from the water lines by turning all the faucets on inside the house and letting them run until there is no water left to flow out. Finally, disconnect the wiring that provides power to the well pump. This will prevent anyone from trying to use the pump after it’s been winterized. 


Let the professionals at Guthrie & Frey assist you in preparing your well for the cold weather. They have been entrusted to provide property owners in Southeastern Wisconsin with quality water system maintenance and 24/7 emergency service for more than 35 years. Their skilled technicians will save you the inconvenience and cost of repairs by making sure your well is protected from freezing temperatures. Call (262) 968-2525 to schedule an inspection or visit their website for more information.

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