Winter! The very word induces a shiver in even the hardiest individuals. Preparing your home, particularly your plumbing, for the approaching winter season is extremely important. Anyone who has ever experienced frozen pipes knows that the situation is a real inconvenience. Worse yet, frozen plumbing can lead to water line breaks which can result in costly water damage to your home. While plumbing winterization should be a priority, how you winterize your plumbing depends on where you live.