Winter is hard on almost everybody and everything, including your home. The harsh weather conditions wrecks havoc on everything that is exposed to its elements, causing damage that will not only cost you money but can also put your life at risk.
Today we will talk about how you can keep your home safe during the long winter months and keep it safe for everyone you love.
Check your heating system
The last thing you want during the blistering cold is a faulty heating system. Make sure all the filters are cleaned and all the pipes are checked. Also ensure that your heating system is working properly so as not to pose potential danger to you and your family.
Do not place any type of combustible material near your heating system to avoid accidents. Hiring a professional to do the checking and cleaning for you is your best bet in making sure your heating system is ready for winter.
Keep doors and entryways snow-free
Avoid being locked inside your home by keeping all entryways snow-free. You would also want to keep all entrance and exits clear in case an accident breaks inside your home.
Remove dead tree branches
Make sure to remove dead tree branches in the perimeters of your home. When snow sets on these branches, they might not be able to carry the weight and break away, potentially hurting someone or damaging your property.
Double-check your steps and handrails
Prevent unexpected slips by double-checking on your steps handrails. Broken or brittle steps and handrails are more prone to damages due to the cold weather. Check and repair them if necessary.
Clean the gutters
Make sure fallen leaves and debris do not clog your gutters to avoid getting water seep to your home’s foundation. Anything that can dampen the structure of the foundation may allow moulds to develop or weaken it. Make sure that water is directed away from your home to avoid the costly implications of repair!
Inspect your plumbing
Your water piping is more susceptible to damages because of the cold. It is important to make sure there are no leaks to prevent the temperature from freezing the insides (thus causing water damage and irregularities in the water flow).
These are some of the steps you can take to keep your property safe during winter. In case you need to talk about legal claims and settlements for the damages on your home, give us a call. Our specialists have years of experience in providing you the legal assistance you need.