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July 19, 2024

5 Tips to Make Your House Winter Ready

Winter is all about having a cozy cup of coffee and sneaking around in a warm blanket. Finally, you will be able to enjoy indoor time with your family while missing the scorching sunlight. The snow or cold breeze brings chills. But it can be harsh on your property and your health.

Just like investing in warm coats and woolen items for your protection, there are many factors you need to consider to make your home winter-ready. If you are wondering how? Here is a guide for you that you can consider in this blog:

1.      Protect Indoor Pipes

Experiencing a burst pipe is one of the biggest nightmares that homeowners don’t want to have. The damage is devastating, and in winter, it is not easy to manage leaking water.

The repair also cost hundreds of dollars. That is why the experts recommend insulating the pipes around the crawlspace, kitchen sink, attics, and exterior walls.

With insulation, the pipes can prevent the water from freezing and help you enjoy your season.

2.      Insulate Your Crawl Space

There is always a way to save money and damage your home during the cold season. By spending your money wisely, you can insulate your attic or crawlspace according to the temperature of your region.

For example, you can keep the home’s heat out of the attic and living quarters, where it belongs. This way, you can keep the attic cooler and prevent the ice dams from forming on your roof. Before you plan to insulate your home, you can check an expert’s guide to make changes according to the weather and your needs.

3.      Clean Drainage

Managing wastewater or drainage is not easy during the cold season. It can bring a lot of inconvenience and make your home look messy. To prevent yourself from waiting long hours to get your plumbing work done, you can consider getting it inspected in advance.

Look for a trained and experienced sewer plumbing expert in your town and hire them for the services. Get the wastewater cleaned out before the extreme weather conditions and bring peace to your life.

4.      Repair Your Water Heating System

A well-functioning water heater is one of the essential elements for winter. Without hot water, winter can be a big challenge to survive and enjoy.

To keep the hot water coming from your tap, there is a list of things that you should consider in advance. First, get your water heater inspected. If it is not working well, consider getting a new water heater installation. Second, to stop your water heater from losing heat, you can buy a heating insulation blanket.

This way, you can keep the water heater functioning and save money on your heating bills.

5.      Trim Tree Branches

Winter snow and storms can put a strain on the trees and make them prone to cause damage. Even the healthiest branches are at risk of falling on the grounds and damaging your property.

To prevent this disaster, you can consider trimming the tree branches in your yard. Trimming will keep the plant energized for new growth while saving your home from any potential damage.

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