Winterizing your pump and water lines are crucial steps in preserving your property before sub-zero temperatures arrive.
When water freezes, it expands by about 9%, while other materials, like metal found in water pumps, tend to contract getting smaller as temperatures drop. This combination can lead to water lines that burst and a cracked cast iron pump.
So, follow these steps and don't let old man winter destroy your water pump!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - Benjamin Franklin Even if you live in a warmer climate, all it takes is one good cold-snap to break your pump and cause catastrophic damage to your property.
What's more, is damage from freezing is NOT a warrantied failure, so you'll be out a pump and left to clean up the mess yourself. Wherever you live, you'll be glad you took these steps to enjoy to coming seasons.