Comments on: What Are the Steps to Winterize Your Home http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/ Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:45:36 -0500 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.6 By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-3405 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:44:46 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-3405 I would use maybe around two cups antifreeze for each drain. Toilets obviously have more water in the pipe to prevent sewer gas from coming through to the home, while sinks would use less.

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By: Dino http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-3392 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 14:58:09 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-3392 How much antifreeze does it take to winterize a 3 bedroom home (ranch style).

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By: Michigan Home Winterization http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-2327 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:43:18 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-2327 First time reading your blog and spent about 30 minutes here reading. Keep up the great work!

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By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1329 Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:45:36 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1329 Thank you for commenting Ellen. You are right. I should have mentioned the eco-friendly anti-freeze as the non-toxic RV anti-freeze.

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By: Ellen http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1320 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 03:22:55 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1320 The anti-freeze should be non-toxic RV anti-freeze (pink color).
It should go into toilets (just enough to prevent sewer gas from entering the home), toilet tanks, and all p-traps.

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By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1293 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:48:42 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1293 Hello Andy, I have not considered an exact measure, but you do not need much. We are only talking about the water that will stay in the trap. Sinks will have little water there, and then the traps for the other drains become progressively larger, but we are not speaking of anything over two gallons at the most as a possible amount of water.. I would suggest using an eco-friendly antifreeze, because this stuff will eventually go into the sewage system. Good Luck, Frank.

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By: Andy Porter http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1292 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 05:15:21 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1292 Hey Frank I life in Ohio and was asked by a local bank to check into the idea of winterizing a home. How much anti freeze do you reccomend putting down the drains?

Thanks, Andy

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By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1287 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:15:03 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1287 There are codes which effect foreclosures, but not when it comes to winterizing. Anti-freeze should never be placed in water supply areas, like a water heater or water softener. Drains may need them when temperatures are going below freezing consistently.

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By: Amanda http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-1284 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 03:30:19 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-1284 Do you know where I can find out the City Codes for winterizing a home? I don’t think antifreeze is neccesary, but want to check the codes.

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By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-seller/steps-to-winterize-your-home/#comment-668 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:52:54 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=117#comment-668 Scott, thank for pointing that out. You have to remember that here in Houston, it rarely freezes in the home. Using anti-freeze is not bad for in areas where below freezing temperatures are maintained for some time, so the interior of a home could go below freezing. Also, remember that anti-freeze is a poison, so you want to make sure you are only using it in drain areas, and to clean up those sinks well before use.

I mention the drain areas, because I have seen someone put anti-freeze into a water heater. This water can end up being ingested, so you just have to consider where you are placing it.

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