PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR COLD WEATHER

October 13, 2015

As cold weather approaches, please: Make sure the yard, gutters are cleared of debris (if you're unable to access your gutters and need help please contact us). Disconnect any and all hoses from the silcocks (hosebibs). Check all smoke and CO detector batteries. Do not set the temperature in the house below 60 degrees as this will prevent pipes from freezing and cracking in the cold. If the bathroom or kitchen pipes are on an exterior wall, please open the cabinets to allow the warmer air to access the pipes in below freezing weather. If you have a sprinkler system or swamp cooler, someone will be calling you to blow them out for the winter. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF!!! If you do and there is damage to the system in the spring, you will be liable for the cost of repair. If you are responsible for snow removal, please be sure to clear all the walkways and driveways as soon as possible as most city ordinances only allow 24 hours to remove excessive snow.

As cold weather approaches, please: Make sure the yard, gutters are cleared of debris (if you're unable to access your gutters and need help please contact us). Disconnect any and all hoses from the silcocks (hosebibs). Check all smoke and CO detector batteries. Do not set the temperature in the house below 60 degrees as this will prevent pipes from freezing and cracking in the cold. If the bathroom or kitchen pipes are on an exterior wall, please open the cabinets to allow the warmer air to access the pipes in below freezing weather. If you have a sprinkler system or swamp cooler, someone will be calling you to blow them out for the winter. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF!!! If you do and there is damage to the system in the spring, you will be liable for the cost of repair. If you are responsible for snow removal, please be sure to clear all the walkways and driveways as soon as possible as most city ordinances only allow 24 hours to remove excessive snow.