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10 Tips To Winterize Your Home

Friday, November 15th, 2013

10 Tips To Winterize Your Home

The leaves are falling and it’s time to get your home ready for winter. Below are a few tips to help you prepare for the colder weather:

1. Check Gutters:  Clean out leaves and other debris and check the downspout is clear. Repair any damaged or loose guttering. Check for leaks and seal where necessary.


2. Winterize sprinkler systems: With the drop in temperature now is a good time to have your irrigation system blown out. You will need a compressor to do this yourself or you can hire a landscape or irrigation system company to do this for you. At the same time shut off outdoor faucets and cover with freeze proof faucet covers.

3. Exterior Lights: If your outdoor lights are controlled by timers then adjust them to allow for the darker evenings,

4. Heating System Service: Having your furnace and heating checked and serviced ann
ually avoids problems as the weather turns colder. Don’t forget to (more…)