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Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , , .

New England residents are no strangers to harsh winter weather. Though it is common where we live, it is still imperative to prepare your home for winter weather, snow, and ice. Without proper preventative measures, your home could be susceptible to damage.

Follow along as the water damage restoration experts at Soil-Away cover the measures you should take to protect your home from serious winter elements. 

Guard Water Pipes

Before a winter storm, be sure to disconnect and put away your garden hose to prevent your outdoor plumbing from freezing. After they are disconnected, turn off the water to your outside faucets, and drain the lines. 

Seal Cracks and Holes

Check the exterior of your home for any small cracks or holes, particularly where cable and phone wires enter, as these can be access points for frigid air to enter and heat to escape. If you notice any of these small cracks, you can use foam insulation that comes in a spray bottle to fill any gaps you can find easily. 

If you live in New England, you should check your home’s exterior like this annually. 

Keep Water Dripping

If you have faucets and pipes located on exterior walls that are not adequately insulated, make sure that you keep your faucets to a slow drip when temperatures are below freezing. 

Clean Your Gutters

If you are expecting any kind of winter precipitation such as snow or hail, make sure you clean out your gutters before the storm hits. Full gutters increase your chances of ice dams forming, which can cause severe damage to the exterior and interior of your home. 

Maintain Thermostat

It is essential that you ensure your thermostat is working correctly before any cold temperatures begin to hit. Always make sure that you are stocked with extra batteries for your thermostat at all times, especially in the winter. Those batteries could save you hours of sitting in the cold.

Contact the Experts at Soil-Away

When you need emergency services from winter causing damage to the inside of your home, be sure to reach out to the remediation experts at Soil-Away today. We have over 30 years of experience restoring homes after winter weather damage. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.