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A few tips for preparing your home for winter weather from your local SERVPRO

12/30/2014 (Permalink)

Example of water marks on a drop ceiling. "It's the water you don't see!"

- Keep 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 uninsulated 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 steps, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off.
- Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.
- Proper maintenance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks.

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