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Preparing Your Home For Winter

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , .

The key to having a successful winter season in your home is to plan well in advance for it. Believe it or not, many of the issues brought about by the winter months can be avoided if you properly prepare for it. However, getting this practice right is easier said than done! You only get one shot at doing it right before the season catches on. So, what can your home do to avoid costly property damages and repairs this winter? We give our expert advice on preparing for the seasonal challenges ahead of you below!

Turn Off Exterior Faucets

One of the biggest problems brought about by the winter months has entirely to do with your home’s temperature and plumbing systems. Frozen pipes have the potential to burst and leave untold water damages to your property! A key trick to preventing this issue is to turn off any exterior faucets before the first snowfall. There are shutoff valves outside your home that you can press to cut off the cold air, preventing it from freezing your pipes. Chances are that most of your pipes aren’t immune to frost, so this is a crucial step!

Thoroughly Clean Your Gutters

Gutter clogging is a problem made exceptionally worse by colder temperatures. Without anywhere to go, the runoff water pools on your roof and freezes. This leads to the formation of ice dams, which are both dangerous to your person and your home’s structural integrity! To prevent these from forming, make sure you clean your gutters thoroughly after the leaves fall. Gutter guards are also a helpful tool to prevent debris entering your gutter systems. The clearer your gutters are before things get too freezing, the less chance for a catastrophe.

Drain Your Sprinkler System 

Your sprinkler system works roughly the same way as your pipes do. If you don’t drain these systems before winter, you run the risk of them breaking – and the groundwater seeping into your basement! Make sure you drain these systems before the start of the coldest temperatures. Your lawn may not like it in the short term, but its lifespan will be lengthened in the long term!

Water Damage Restoration With Soil-Away

Water damage, regardless of what causes it, always has the tendency to pop up at the worst possible moments. When situations like these arise, it’s important to address them quickly to prevent these damages from expanding. Soil-Away’s water damage restoration professionals can wipe away any trace of water damage in your home! We’ll ensure that everything is returned to its ordinary condition without a hitch. If you’ve suffered water damage, don’t delay; contact us today to eliminate it!

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