Prepare for Winter

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Temperatures are falling, and winter is just around the corner. Keep these tips in mind to help prepare your homes.

  • Add a second layer of insulation to the attic.
  • Caulk around windows and doors, install weather-stripping and check for cracks around electrical outlets and pipes.
  • Install storm windows and doors.
  • Have the heating system checked by a professional.
  • Clean gutters. Clogged gutters can result in basement flooding when snow melts.
  • Have chimneys inspected and cleaned by a professional.
  • Drain and shut off outdoor water faucets.
  • Insulate water pipes that are exposed to the cold.