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4 Ways To Winterize Your Home

baltimore home restorationDecember 21 is officially the first day of winter, and with that comes colder days ahead. One of the best ways to get your home ready for the approaching weather is to winterize it to protect it from any kind of preventable damage, such as broken pipes or even gutter leaks, that may be caused by the dropping of the temperatures. Even if you’re not going to be leaving your home vacant for the winter season, it’s important to be prepared. ServiceMaster of Baltimore has put together four different ways you can winterize your home.

Clean Out Your Gutters

Over the course of the autumn season, it’s likely that leaves, sticks, and other debris have piled up inside of your gutters. It’s important to clean out this debris, as it can prevent your gutters from working properly by allowing water to flow through them. It’s best to ensure that this is done prior to the first snowfall to prevent any kind of ice buildup. This can potentially cause leaks and water damage inside of your home, as well as making the gutters too heavy and possibly even detaching from your property. In addition to doing so when winterizing your home, it’s a good idea to periodically examine your gutters throughout the season.

Check Your Pipes

It’s imperative to take a look at your pipes when winterizing your home. No one wants to experience a broken pipe caused by frozen water in the middle of winter. Basements naturally help to keep your plumbing warmer, as long as your home is properly insulated, but it’s always a good idea to check your pipes anyways. This includes draining and disconnecting any outdoor garden hoses to avoid water freezing inside of them.

Seal Off Any Drafts

Take a walk around your house to check for any areas where cold air might be getting through. The most common places you might experience this is by your home’s windows and doors. The best way to do this is from the inside, where it’s warm, so you can feel if any cold air is coming through. Caulk can be used to seal cracks and weather stripping can be used to seal your doors and windows to help winterize your home.

Service Your Heating System

Not only does your heating system keep you warm during the colder months, it also keeps your pipes warm and prevents them from freezing. When winterizing your home, it’s a good idea to have your system serviced before the temperatures drop too low. This way you can get ahead of any issues in your system. Additionally, service professionals will likely be busy and overbooked during a snowstorm or drastic temperature drop.

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ServiceMaster of Baltimore knows that sometimes no matter how prepared you are, incidents can still happen. That’s why we specialize in emergency services and clean up due to water, fire, trauma, and biohazards. Our certified technicians are on call 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call today, at 410-780-1700.

 

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