How to Keep the Home Safe from Winter & Cold Weather DamageJanuary 18, 2019
The winter is a wonderful time of year. With the holidays, festivities, and celebrations, it can be a beautiful yet busy season. The hustle and bustle, and the nature of it all tend to take over. As we’re constantly shopping, working, visiting, and planning, it’s tough to remember the responsibilities of the home throughout all of this. We spend time out of the house all day long, and when we’re home, we’re staying warm and cozy. But the home requires much care and maintenance throughout the winter and the colder months of the year. Read through this blog to learn how to keep the home safe, organized, and on point during the winter months.
From November to about February, we’re excited for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannakuh, New Year’s Eve, and many other holidays. Before all of this excitement consumes you, get ahead of the game and begin your winterization process before these months really set in. Have your general contractor or property maintenance service assess your home and give you advice for winterization. Pay attention to insulation, windows, seals, doors, siding, potential leaks, and areas of rot or in need of repair. Beginning with professional advice and assessment is always a safe way to begin or end the season.
Get in a good routine moving forward. Remember to always check out the attic and the basement periodically. Choose one day of the week where you do your house chores, and take this time to also assess the home thoroughly. Especially during the really cold days when the temperatures drop, pipes and gutters can freeze and cause extreme damage. Be sure to check on both the interior and exterior of the home for this reason.
Keep things organized. When everything in the home is organized, you can be safe and recognize issues as you’re busy during this time of year. Families and homeowners often keep items stored in the attic and basement, so when issues arise, it can be tough to recognize the source of the leak behind all the clutter. Water from issues like pipes bursting also risks the chance of ruining all of your belongings in storage if they are not stored properly. This is another reason we suggest planning for a New England winter before the cold sets in. Have your things organized by the time its cold, so you have clear pathways to the pipes, the thermostats, and the furnace.
If you stay organized, develop a good routine, and stay alert and aware of the home, you can keep things running smoothly all winter long. If you have questions about caring for the home during the winter, reach out to Pro-Care.
Pro-Care Disaster Restoration Services is owned and operated by Adam Pollock and Otto Marenholz. Since 1987, we have been dedicated to quality craftsmanship, unmatched service and open communications with our clients during the disaster restoration process. Our understanding of the word “service” and dedication to 100% customer satisfaction has allowed us to become one of Southern New England’s most respected emergency service and restoration contractors. Please contact us at (781) 933-7400.Tags: Exterior, Holidays, Interior, Preparation, Preparedness, Seasons, Weather, Winter