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Preparing your home for winter.

The cold winter months are upon us, and with them comes the need to prepare your home for the season. There is a lot of work that needs to be done in order to ensure that you and your family can enjoy yourselves without any worries. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry! We have created this list of tips and tricks that will help make preparing for winter as easy as possible.

-Frozen Pipes:

  • One of the biggest dangers of winter is frozen pipes. To prevent this from happening, make sure to keep your home well insulated and to wrap any exposed pipes with insulation or heat tape.

-Extra Food:

  • If you’re planning on staying inside for the winter, then having enough food to last through it is crucial. We suggest that everyone have at least two weeks worth of food stored up in their house during this time. Make sure to plan out your menu so that you don’t run out too quickly!

-Heater Inspected:

  • You’ve probably already had your heater looked at in the spring, but this is one of those things that needs to be done more than once a year. Make sure to get it inspected before you need it so that if anything goes wrong, you’ll know ahead of time.

-Roof Turbines Covered:

  • Although they may look pretty as snow falls down upon them, those turbines on your roof are not meant for winter use and can be damaged by ice buildups. We recommend that you cover them with a tarp or some other material in order to protect them. We provide this service for free to homeowners that are signed up for our protection plan. Give us a call if you would like to join our free protection plan.

-Extra Blankets:

  • This one is pretty self explanatory! Make sure to have plenty of blankets on hand in case the power goes out or it gets cold.

-Lighting:

  • One thing that always seems to go out during a power outage is the lightbulbs. Make sure you have some extra bulbs on hand, as well as flashlights. You can find these items at any hardware store or department store for pretty cheap, which is great if you’re on a budget!

-Wood Burning Stove:

  • If you live in an area that gets extremely cold during the winter months, then we recommend getting yourself something to help with heating up your home. A wood burning stove is a great option and can do wonders for keeping your house warm.

-Heating Mats:

  • If the place you live gets extremely cold in the winter, then heating mats are an excellent investment! These small pads attach to all of your doors inside the home in order to keep heat trapped in one area when needed. They also prevent heat from escaping.

-Fireplaces:

  • If you have a fireplace, now is the perfect time to start stocking up on wood so that it’s ready for winter. We recommend having at least a week worth of firewood stored away just in case your current supply runs out. You can either cut down some trees or purchase logs from a local hardware store!

Conclusion;

So, there you have it! Everything you need to know in order to properly prepare your home for winter. We hope that this list provides you with a good starting point and helps make the process a little bit easier. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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