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January 11, 2016

Be Prepared for Winter: 6 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Winter-proof your home Mesa AZ

Winterize your home!

Winter is here! As the temperatures drop, make sure your home is prepared to take on the winter weather. These winterizing tips will help keep you warm and your home in tip-top shape!

Attend to your landscaping.

If you have any trees on your property, inspect them for any signs of damage or tree rot. Unhealthy trees are a fall risk and winter weather can increase their risk of falling. If you do have any damages, call an arborist and have the tree taken care of. And if temperatures do fall below freezing, make sure to cover your plants to reduce their risk of freezing.

Check your roof.

Have your roof inspected for any loose or broken shingles. If there is any damage, have it fixed! You’ll have a lessened risk of leaks!

Seal your doors and windows.

Make sure your doors and windows are sealed properly! You’ll save on heating your home by preventing cold air from getting in.

Plumbing.

While freezing temperatures might not be common in your neck of the woods, it’s still important to know what to do in the event that freezing temperatures hit. The cold can cause serious damage to your pipes. If temperatures do drop to 32 degrees or below, take care to cover you pipes and even drain them if necessary.

Fireplace.

Make sure your chimney is clean and is free of any small animals!

Mold-proof your home.

The damper conditions that winter brings, increases your risk for mold. Mold flourishes in damp places, so make sure all your water-using appliances like your clothes dryer are vented outside your home.

For added home protection, invest in homeowners insurance! Contact the professionals at Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group! Located in Mesa, Arizona, we serve all your personal and commercial insurance needs.