Prepping Your Home For Cooler Temperatures

WinterAt Williams Fabrication, we believe the inside of your home should be beautiful, bring you joy and peace, but winter will soon be here but is your home ready to take on the bitter cold? Take a look at 3 things you can do to make sure your home is ready for the winter. ‘

Prepare Your Plumbing

Drain the water from your outdoor faucets and garden hoses and arrange to have any in-ground sprinkler pipes blown out. Roll up your hose and store it in the storage – you won’t be needed it during the winter. Be sure to do this because when temperatures drop below freezing, if you leave the water in your hose they could freeze and burst. If the worst happens, ensure everyone in the family knows how to turn off the water at the source. This will minimize leaking when and if a pipe bursts.

Heat Things Up

It’s almost time to snuggle up next to the fire. Ensure your fireplace is ready to provide warm nights all winter. Be sure to have the chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional before the first snow. Also, be sure to have a routine inspection completed on your heating system before turning it on.

Seal The Deal  

In order to keep cold drafts down this winter, you must SEAL the deal by sealing any leaks in window seals, entry ways and doors – don’t forget windows in the basement. Add or replace worn weather stripping around the doors and windows and caulk any gaps. If doorstops are worn, replace them.

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