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Preparing Your Home For Winter

Posted on Nov 24th, 2016

Winter can be a very dangerous time for the homeowner that doesn't take the necessary precautions to prevent home flooding and damage. We've listed below a few tips from our professionals to help you protect your home and reduce the possibility of costly flooding and damages to your home and most valuable possessions.

Turn off the water supply to outdoor systems - People often forget to turn off their water supply. If water is kept on during the cold winter months, the pipes can still contain water, which can freeze and eventually burst - leaving a big mess behind.

Have a family member or friend check your home periodically  - If you are out of town for a long period of time, it is important to protect your home. While it is a great idea to turn your furnace down to save money, it is important to know not to turn it down below 60 degrees or you'll face risks of pipes freezing and breaking

Remove snow from your roof - If you own a home that is within an area where snow is likely to be heavy, remember not to let it pile and build up for long. Ice build up on your roof and gutters can cause dangerous flooding once it starts to melt and causes the areas around your home to be hazardous.

By using these quick tips listed above, you can protect not only your home, but also your belongings, from damage or loss.

 

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