Winterizing your home.
December 13, 2013
It's that time of year again, where the days are cold and the nights are even colder. As homeowners, there are certain things we should be doing to help winterize ours homes. Whether you are in the home or the home is vacant, here are some tips to help keep those homes in tip top shape this winter season.
Wrap insulation around water heater and pipes
Add a small amount of anti-freeze in both tank and bowl of each toilet.
Consider investing in a low temperature sensor and heat/freeze alarm monitor
Clean gutters to avoid clogging and prevent ice dams where water backs up, freezes and causes water to seep into your house
Leave the outside faucet dripping just a little to keep the water flowing and not freezing
If your home is vacant be sure to drain your pressure tank, shut off your water, open all your faucets and drain your water heather and softeners if you have them.