Winter can be a magical time. We spend the holidays with loved ones reflecting on our thankfulness and dreaming of a bright future. However, a frozen pipe or broken roof can quickly put a halt to a celebration.
Preparing your home for winter can maintain the holiday spirit for months. Get started with UPNIN's top seven tips for winterizing your home.
1. Weatherproof Your Pipes
Consistent cycles of freezing, thawing, and refreezing can severely damage your plumbing and cause a pipe to burst. This can cause flooding, water damage, and even mold. Cover any outdoor faucets and air conditioning units.
2. Check Your Trees
Dead tree limbs can become heavy with ice or snow. Eliminate these dangerous branches before they cause any bodily or property damage.
3. Fix Your Roof
Take a look at your roof to identify any missing or damaged shingles. Replacing these shingles now can help prevent damage from cold weather storms later.
4. Keep Cold Air Out
Want to save on heating bills this winter? Invest in caulking and weather stripping to keep warm air where it belongs and save your heater some effort.
5. Prevent Fire
Holiday decorations and cooking can be a fire hazard. Check out our blog on keeping your home safe from fires over the holiday season.
6. Get Your Mind in the Gutter
When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? Take this opportunity to clear them out before any ice dams are able to form.
7. Drain Your Water Heater
Is there anything better than a warm shower on a cold day? Keep your water heater running efficiently by taking the time to drain out the sediment that tends to collect at the bottom of the unit.
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