In the event of freezing temperatures, there are several steps to take to prepare your home to withstand the cold. Some of these are indoor preparations, and some require a little work outside your home. These quick, easy steps will help prepare your house to withstand the winter cold.
Keep Your Pipes from Freezing Temperatures
Make sure your pipes are well-insulated. Protect any exposed pipes with temporary insulation if necessary. Protect the outside of your home by covering any exposed spigots with foam insulator caps. Disconnecting and storing outdoor hoses will also help keep them from freezing. Storing them will ultimately help them function longer for you and your family.
Clean the Gutters
If your home has gutters, make sure those are clean and free of debris. This is especially important before a frost. Freezing temperatures can mean that ice will get stuck in your gutters and on your roof if there are blockages.
Check Your Fireplace & Heater
Before a freeze, check your heater and your fireplace. You want to make sure that the heater is running the way it’s supposed to. If you need to replace the filter, do so before the first sign of freezing temperatures. You’ll be glad you did.
Checking your fireplace is essential for a safe winter season. Make sure that the fireplace is clean and tidy. Inspect it at least once a year before the first frost of winter. This will help to make sure that your family can use it. Even if you don’t use it, you still need to inspect it for any openings. Animals and other critters will look for any openings into a warm space during freezing temperatures.
Call ABCO Restorations If Freezing Temperatures Put You Out
You home might be more susceptible to suffer from roof leaks, flash fire, or other catastrophes during the first few freezing days and nights of winter. If your home needs a restoration professional, the ABCO Restorations team of trained individuals wants to help. Call or contact us today to get any assistance you need.