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10 Tips To Winterize Your Home

Friday, November 15th, 2013
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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.

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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…)