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Prepare Your Home for Winter

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

As we quickly head into winter, it is time to prepare your home for the cold weather. As we know, Michigan winters are long and brutally cold, it is critical to prepare your home to take on the state’s longest season.

Read the tips below to protect your home against winter:

Plan for a home energy audit: This should be done by a professional and will help you discover any problems with your home before colder weather comes.

Add insulation: Adding insulation to the attic, floors, or walls can help conserve more heat in the winter, especially in older homes.

Seal around windows: You could be losing heat around your windows. By having them properly caulked, you could potentially but your heating bill.

Lower your water heater temperature: By keeping the maximum temperature of your water heater lower, it will consume less energy and save money.

Keep your home temperature at least 65 degree: You want to make sure your pipes do not freeze and expand, resulting pipes to freeze and break. It is advised to cover outside faucets with insulation kits or installing leak detection systems.

Clean you gutters often: Clear your roof, gutters, and downpours so they can properly drain. If not taken care of, ice build-up or water overflow during a storm can cause severe damage to your home.

If you happen to suffer from water damage this winter, we are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your home back to pre-water damage condition. We are available 24/7 so that when a disaster strikes, we have your back.

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