Winter storms often catch us off guard and can have drastic impacts on our homes. Pro-Klean is the premier restoration company in North Haven, CT, and we are dedicated to delivering high-quality cleaning and restoration to your home during the winter months. In this article, we’ll give you some basic steps to prepare your home for the winter. Contact us today to learn about our special winter services.
Keeping Your Home Safe During The Winter Months
Protect Your Plumbing
There are several steps you can take to protect your plumbing during the winter months.
Keep your thermostat set to a consistent temperature to prevent pipes from freezing
Insulate pipes to protect them from the cold. You can use pre-slit foam pipe insulation or wrap pipes with heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables. Water damage can happen quickly in the winter.
If a pipe bursts and your home is suffering water damage, call Pro-Klean for fast and efficient emergency services
Save on Energy Costs
To keep your energy bill low, maintain your thermostat's temperature as much as possible. If you have a wood fireplace, use it to supplement the a/c.
Check Chemical Detectors
As the weather changes and you start to shut your windows for the season, it’s important to take stock of your fire and carbon dioxide detectors as the home receives less ventilation. Check to make sure both devices have fresh batteries and have been tested.
Know Where the Fire Extinguisher Is
Make sure you always know where your fire extinguisher is when using a fireplace and check that it is up to code. If the worst should happen and a fire breaks out, Pro-Klean’s fire damage and restoration services are at your disposal.