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Old 08-08-2010, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PerfiCut L&L View Post
By doing a winterization, I would assume open yourself for liabilities should anything happen during the winter. What sort of complaints do you guys here mostly come spring, and what do you do to help prevent from being liable should a line break during the winter?
The one that I get the most, is when a homeowner shuts it off themselves from the inside, and then we blow it out when they are not home. If the HO does not drain it on the inside (and if there is no exterior drain before the BFV) then sometimes there is damage to the copper before the BFV. Sometimes I just take care of it (or roll it into a start up fee) and sometimes I tell them they are SOL.

We always leave exterior valves, manifold and mainline drain valves, and testcocks in the open position. Then some folks turn it on themselves and don't realize that water coming out of the valves is because we left them that way. Then they expect us to come close everything back up for free.
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