Prepare your home for winter

Prepare your home for winterIt feels like the summers are becoming shorter and the winters longer, once more again, we say this every year, and it may simply seem that way as we get older. However, winter is just around the corner, so it’s time to start out thinking about winterizing your home. Some things can wait, while others cannot.

1.) Garden hoses may be broken if left exposed to the cold, therefore start considering storage places. in addition, if you have freeze proof spigots, hoses have to be uncoupled to permit the water to properly drain from the spigot to stop freeze and bursting the line.

2.) Cover outdoor spigots with insulated covers as an added measure to prevent freeze.

3.) Lawn sprinkler/irrigation systems should be drained to stop damage to the system.

4.) Crawl space vents can have to be closed or covered to keep cold air out of the crawl space. In warm weather, of course, the vents are opened to reduce moisture buildup which can result in mould and mildew issues, to not mention moisture attracts insects in particular certain termites.

5.) Have your heating system checked before you would like it. Heating and air conditioning service firms experience high demand for services during the first cold snap of the season, therefore get…

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