Is Your Home Ready for Winter


Getting yourself ready for winter is a snap just swap out the clothes in the closets and pull out the coats and you’re done,  but readying your home for a long, cold season is another story. So, until someone invents a  big enough blanket for you to put around your house when it gets cold, there’s some organizing to do.


#1 Prep the Plumbing

Drain the water from your outdoor faucets and garden hoses and arrange to have any in-ground sprinkler pipes blown out. Roll up the garden hoses and store them inside. Check any pipes that may be prone to freezing and wrap w/ towels or possibly heating tape to keep warm.


#2 Heat Things Up

Be sure to have the chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional before the first frost. Also, have a professional perform a routine check of the heating systems before cold weather arrives.


#3 Check windows and Seals


If you have them, install storm windows and doors, and don’t forget the basement. Add or replace worn weather stripping around the doors and windows and caulk any gaps.


Winter heating costs can skyrocket if your windows are poorly insulated, your plumbing breaks, or if the heating system is out-of-date. Ensuring your home prepared properly can save you a nice chunk of change while protecting your property for years to come.


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