I’m going to be moving into a foreclosed house within the next couple of weeks and it has been winterized since the home inspection. Our home inspector said it wasn’t a difficult process, and I am pretty handy when it comes to home maintenance and repair, so I think it’s something easily within my comfort zone. I’ve looked online and it really seems like the most important part is making sure you don’t cause the great flood by leaving a spicket open somewhere.
The only reason I’ve seen a professional recommended was to pump air into the plumbing and make sure it will hold, but since the house is fairly new and it had an uneventful de/re winterizing right before thanksgiving, I’m not too concerned about general pipe failure. I’ve heard an estimate to have someone come and do it was 300 bucks or so, which seems excessive. Is there any reason to think I shouldn’t do it myself or any other bits of advice anyone who’s done it before has? I’ll have 2-3 people around to help me if that matters at all.