Winter Maintenance For Your Home

Keep your home winterized with these 7 tips. Don’t let your pipes freeze. Insulate pipes, at least those by windows and doors, and in unheated areas of the home. Disconnect your hose from the outside hose bib (outside faucet). Keep the heat set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius) when you're away. Be aware of ice dams forming. Ice dams form because the edges of your roof are colder than the upper regions (where more insulation is below), causing ice to form around the eaves. Remove snow as quickly as possible after storms (or hire someone to do [...]