Tips You Should Know for Colder Temps

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Winter weather is standard for most of us. However, sometimes even the most prepared person forgets an important winter home protection fact. Disaster Cleanup Services has a few simple tips to keep you from needing us this Winter. We want you and your family to be safe over the Winter and Holiday months!

  • Check your Fire Alarms

Fires happen year-round, but many Winter fires can be prevented. With fireplaces and furnaces in use and holiday lighting all around, it is no wonder that fires happen during the Winter. Making sure your fire alarms are in working order is very important. It is also crucial that you have an escape plan and that everyone knows where the fire extinguishers are. 

  • Disconnect Your Water Hose

Leaving your water hose connected during the colder months can turn into a disaster. Your water outlet can leak and become frozen, causing pipes to burst. This can cause extensive water damages to the inside of your home. 

  • Keep Your Thermostat Set at a Proper Temperature

If you are going on vacation or won’t be home during the day, make sure to set your thermostat. If you do not keep your heat circulating, you may end up with frozen pipes inside your home. It is best to run your thermostat on at least 55 degrees. 

  • Let Water Drip from your Faucets

When temperatures drop, it is critical to leave your faucets dripping. This allows water to move through your pipes, ensuring they do not freeze. The slightest trickle could save you a lot of money in water damages.

  • Check Your Attic and Basement Regularly

Your attic and basement or two areas that aren’t regularly checked. These areas can have leaks or flooding, and you wouldn’t know. This could cause mold, water damages, and even structural problems. By checking your attic and basement during the winter, you are ensuring your homes safety.