Winter is a difficult period of the year and not only for humans, plants and animals – buildings, including your home, also need to be prepared for the cold season. Here is how:
- Check the heating system – unless you live in a region that gets mild weather in winter, you will probably have the heating turned up for months, so it is recommended to get all the components of the heating system checked by a professional before the cold weather settles in. Doing the verification in time will leave sufficient time for repairs and maintenance as well, so make sure you act responsibly.
- Drain the water from the fixtures you don’t use – the water that accumulates in outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses can freeze quickly and can cause serious damage that you will not notice until spring, so make sure you drain and dry all the fixtures that are out of use in winter.
- Clean the roof and the gutters – gutters that have been properly cleaned can survive harsh winters more easily and the same goes for clean roofs as well. Have one of the roofers experienced in roofing Dallas TX homes come out and clean them for you, if you don’t like working up there – cleaning services of this type are quite affordable and very valuable.