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Oct 10

Preparing your home for winter

Preparing your home for winter for every homeowner

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Seasons can have a very negative impact on your house. Both rain and snow can lead to some disastrous issues damaging parts of your home. Luckily, there are ways to prepare and prevent some of this damage. However, you need to know what to look for.
Here are some tips that will help you prepare for the winter season.

Preparing your home for winter

Winterizing your pool

Let’s be honest, most of the people do not have a pool. But, those who have it know how important it is to winterize your pool. Ice and cold can do some irreparable damage to it. This is why you need to get a cover.
It is also important to turn off all electric devices in advance. First thing on the list is the water pump. We need to remove it and place it in a shed or some storage room. Before you turn it off, make sure there is no damage to drain or to the motor. In fact, given that pump is something that you need to use for a long time, it is best if you get some durable products such as Onga or Davey.
Lastly, you will have to remove all the water from the pipes. If you leave it inside, it can lead to freezing and bursting of pipes.

Pavement and driveway

It is normal for holes to appear in the concrete. In fact, it is only a matter of time until they do. Unfortunately, these holes can lead to a big issue during the winter. As the snow and rain starts falling, it will fill them up. After that, all this water will turn to ice. The ice will stay in holes and start widening them leading to additional cracks.
In order to prevent all of this, you will have to fill those holes before the winter. This way, you will reduce any future cost due to increased gashes caused by ice.

Check the roof and gutters

Roof and gutters damage is a common thing. In fact, you should check upper regions of your house before each winter.

When it comes to shingles, they commonly get damaged on the corners, for example around the chimney and near the edge of the roof. When the rain starts pouring there is a high chance that some of these areas will start leaking. This is why shingles need to be replaced as soon as you notice some issues. Same goes for

Same goes for gutter. Given that gutters are important tool allowing water and leaves to be directed into the drain, you need to make sure there is no leakage. Some parts of gutters may be disconnected from the house. If that is the case, you need to act accordingly. Besides that, make sure to clean them once in a while. This way, you will prevent clogging.Some parts of gutters may be disconnected from the house. If that is the case, you need to act accordingly. Besides that, make sure to clean them once in a while. This way, you will prevent clogging.

Check isolation

Isolation and heating are perhaps the biggest issues during the winter.
You need to start by checking your heater before the season. Depending on a type of heater you have, you might encounter different issues. If you have a heating system, you will against have to check if everything is working properly. Make sure to perform all the necessary repairs beforehand.
Windows are yet another problem especially if you have old window frames. A lot of draft may start entering through them. This is why you will have to use calk or silicone to patch up the holes.

Conclusion

The winter is almost upon us. Homeowners have much more to deal with in comparison to people who have apartments. Be that as it may, they still need to perform last minute repairs. Our tips will certainly help them do this.

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Jessica Pulido

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