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Is your home prepped for Winter?

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is your home prepped for Winter? Winter home

Being prepared for winter weather is essential. Here are a few things to consider before the bitter cold & snow arrive:

  • Check for failing shingles
  • Drain outside spigots (where pipes can freeze) 
  • Caulk window gaps
  • Switch your screens for storm windows, and seal any drafty windows and doors
  • Check for leaks in the attic
  • Test your sump pump
  • Make sure that paints or any flammable materials are stored away from heat sources in a closed metal cabinet.
  • Clean dryer vents & chimney (regularly)
  • Have your heating system checked by a licensed heating contractor
  • Test and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors
  • Organize your garage. Clean and store summer garden tools.
  • Check the supports, stairs, and railings on porches & decks.
  • Make sure handrails can support someone slipping on snow or ice

 

*Source: Bob Vila

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