Avoiding Water Damage - Winter Preparation
With winter around the corner – closer for some of us than others – don’t let winter water damage spoil your holiday season! Some reminders:
- If you haven’t done so already, change your smoke detector batteries and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Winter is the deadliest season for fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Whether you’re home or not, keep your heat on! This will help prevent frozen pipes. If you’re vacationing, the heat doesn’t need to be at full blast, but keeping it around 60* will help prevent this often seen disaster.
- Clean out your gutters before the snow sets in. Gutters filled with leaves, mud, and muck are a big source of water damage. When water has nowhere else to go, it can tear in through your roof and your siding.
- Check your windows for cracks around the framing. Cracked window frames are a big source of water damage when ice forms and creates a larger gap. Having these fixed will also help you save significantly on your energy bills!
- Fit exposed pipes with insulation sleeves to also help keep pipes from freezing and breaking in cold winter months.
Taking the time to prevent winter water damage can save you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the long run. During early winter months, temperatures fluctuate more frequently so there’s often a constant back and forth between ice and water/slush. Decrease your chances of water damage caused by winter weather by preparing yourself to the best of your ability today.
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