Winter is fast approaching, and you should be carefully looking at what preparations you can do to ensure that your home remains safe for everyone in your family. Here are some tips:
Prepare Your Pipes for Winter
During winter, your exterior pipes can freeze and break due to water outside. You can prevent this from happening by detaching all your garden hoses and draining the remaining water in exterior spigots and your sprinkler system. You may also consider leaving your exterior faucets dripping if temperatures begin dropping at night to avoid pressure buildup that causes pipes to burst. Prepare your pipes for winter by insulating them properly by using foam, heating cables, or pipe sleeves to make sure you seal any cracks and make your lines stay warm.
Check Your Roofing System
Your roofing system will be your first defense against the cold season. You should check your roof for any problems before the winter season. You will have enough time to make the repairs, buy the materials, and re-inspect your roof to prevent massive snow issues. Find out if there are loose, missing, or damaged shingles, which may cause leaks when the snow melts. Your chimneys and vent stacks