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Dec 18

Prepping Your Baywood Greens Home For Winter

Posted by Baywood Blog Team

Even though Delaware features a relatively mild winter when compared to the rest of the East Coast, there is still some wintry weather, such as snow and sleet, that heads our way. Taking the time to prepare your home now will keep you warm, toasty and worry-free throughout the winter. Here are 3 things you can do to prepare your home for winter:

Clean Your Roof - The best place to start your winter preparations is on the hardest to reach spot: the roof! Make sure that your home’s roof and gutters are clear of debris before any snow is expected. When snow starts to melt, it can accumulate in your gutters and potentially refreeze. This will cause the ice to dam up and possibly damage your roof, or cause flooding in your home. Be sure to take extra safety precautions while doing any work on the roof.

Maintain Your Pipes - The other main concern you should have this winter is protecting the pipes in your home. It’s very easy for pipes to freeze up and break under the pressure of the cold water. You can help prevent this by leaving cabinet doors open to help warm the pipes and covering exposed pipes with insulation sleeves. On especially cold days or days when you will be out of the house, keep a small trickle of water flowing through the faucet. This will help relieve water pressure in unheated or uncovered pipes.

Check Your Drains & Walkways – Make sure that your drains and walkways are clear of debris to prevent water from leaking into your home. Snow and ice accumulating on your walkways are hazardous and has the potential to seep into your home when it eventually melts. Remember to salt your walkways and create channels for water to flow out of when everything melts. 

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