The recent snowy weather in Whatcom County has highlighted the importance of preparing your home for winter. Snowfall can be particularly harsh during winter, and taking necessary precautions can ensure your and your loved ones’ safety and comfort.
Here are ten steps you can follow to get your home ready for winter:
1. Check your heating system:
Make sure that your heating system is in good condition and working efficiently. Get it serviced by a professional if needed.
2. Inspect your insulation:
Check your home’s insulation and ensure it is well-insulated. This will help retain heat inside your home and reduce energy costs.
3. Seal any drafts:
Seal any gaps or drafts around windows and doors to prevent cold air from entering your home.
4. Prevent water damage by cleaning gutters to remove debris and prevent ice blockages.
5. Trim trees:
Trim any trees or branches close to power lines or your home to prevent them from falling during a snowstorm.
6. Stock up on supplies:
Make sure you have enough emergency supplies, such as batteries, flashlights, and non-perishable food, in case of power outages.
7. Take a look at your roof:
You should inspect your roof for any signs of damage, leaks, or inconsistencies that might cause water damage. This will help you recognize potential problems early and take the necessary steps to prevent further damage.
8. Protect your homes pipes:
Insulate pipes to prevent them from freezing and breaking during cold weather.
9. Maintain your driveway and walkways:
Keep your driveway and walkways clear of ice and snow to prevent slips and falls.
10. Have a snow removal plan:
Decide on a snow removal plan, whether shoveling or hiring a professional service, to ensure your property is safe and accessible.
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