Winter Weather Tips
Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter WeatherKeep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or non-insulated areas of your home.Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to “off.”If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off.Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puff backs.Ensure gutters are clan and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.