WHAT EVERY SINGLE HOME NEEDS

What Every Single Home Needs

As we approach the season of colder weather smart homeowners start to make preparations for winter, especially folks like me that live in a area that gets freezing temperatures.  We are at risk of the damage and expense caused by frozen pipes. However, just a few precautions can greatly reduce your risk. Having experienced frozen and leaking pipes myself, I learned the hard way how important it is to be prepared. So today, in partnership with Delta Faucets, I’d like to give you some important tips for winterizing your home. And I’ll be sharing with you what every single home needs! All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor.

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A Lake Arrowhead Home That Experienced A BIG Undetected Leak!

Tips For Winterizing Your Home

  • DISCONNECT AND DRAIN ALL OUTDOOR HOSES – Detaching hoses from outdoor faucets allows water to drain from the pipe and not freeze.
  • INSULATE PIPES OR FAUCETS IN UNHEATED AREAS – If you have pipelines in an unheated garage or cold crawl space under the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet.
  • SEAL OFF ACCESS DOORS, AIR VENTS AND CRACKS – Winter winds whistling through overlooked openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes.
  • FIND THE MASTER SHUTOFF – In case of a leak, everyone in the family needs to know where it is and how to use it. It’s usually where the water line comes into your home from the street.
  • WINTERIZE A VACANT HOME – Before vacating your vacation home for the winter be sure to shut off water to your house using the master shutoff. Then open and drain all household and irrigation lines. Any trapped water can freeze causing pipes to expand and break. Once all the lines have been drained, it is important to close all household and irrigation lines again before leaving your home.
  • SET YOUR THERMOSTAT AT A MINIMUM OF 50° – Keep in mind that maintaining low heat in your home does not ensure your pipes will not freeze. This is especially true if you don’t reside full time in the home.
  • ADD A DELTA WATER LEAK DETECTOR ANYWHERE LEAKS MIGHT OCCUR – Despite taking every precaution, pipes can fail, especially in older homes like those I renovate. That’s why I was so happy when Delta sent me their latest and greatest product, the Delta Water Leak Detector to try. Even though I usually replace the old plumbing in my fixer-uppers, I still worry that something could fail when I’m not around.

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Delta’s Versatile, always-on Water Leak Detector can be placed virtually anywhere to quickly identify the presence of unwanted dripping or pooling water. Tuck it near water heaters, behind appliances, under sinks, inside cabinets or even throughout non-living spaces like attics and basements.

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This makes so much sense! For the sooner you’re aware of a leak the better. Catching dripping or pooling water early puts you in control, and can save you thousands of dollars in damage repair costs.

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How It Works

A one-touch button wirelessly syncs the Leak Detector to your smartphone or tablet and home Wi‑Fi. This took me just a few minutes to do using Delta’s easy to follow instructions. The unit’s conductor ring detects water dripping over, or pooling under the device, and will send an alert to my smartphone or tablet if that should occur. That will be one less worry for me this winter.

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Catch Leaks Before They Become BIGGER Problems

For more information about Delta’s Water Leak Detector click here.  And, watch this snappy video to see what Delta can do!

Wouldn’t you agree that this is, in fact, what every single home needs? I sure think so! Want your own Delta Water Leak Detector? Get yours by clicking here.

Enter To Win!

Delta will be awarding free devices to those who share their own photos and/or videos. All you have to do is post a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LeakDetectSweepstakes and tag @DeltaFaucet. Each week throughout November, four winners will be rewarded with their own Delta leak detector, and be featured on Delta’s Inspired Living blog too!

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So there you have it: WHAT EVERY SINGLE HOME NEEDS

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Comments

  • Gyftia Team

    Hello! I also moved from Orange County (Cypress) to the higher elevations of Utah a few years ago. These tips are fabulous. I had no idea Delta came up with a water leak detector. So useful (for when I go on vacation or trips, especially). Nice to meet you. I’ll stop by often.

  • Well, it’s very nice to meet you too! Yes, I really do think this leak detector is important for all homes. It’s scary what water and then mold can do to a home. This is a good find. Thanks so much for following along! Come back soon.