The forecast is calling for record lows, the first hard freeze of the season. It might be catching some of us off guard because we have been enjoying nice days with cool nights.
The Prairie Construction team suggests a few quick things you should do around the house before the temperatures dip below freezing:
- Make sure all windows, including the storm windows, are closed.
- Keep your garage door closed to protect any plumbing out there and prevent cold air from entering the home.
- Disconnect hoses from the exterior and cover the spout with a spigot cover.
- Replace any missing insulation, especially around exposed pipes.
If you have a sprinkler system for your yard, our friends at Millard Sprinkler recommend you have your sprinkler system drained before the first freeze of the winter.
They share a helpful video for homeowners who haven’t had their system professionally drained.
The forecast has a return to unseasonably warm temperatures by the weekend, but these quick steps will prevent frozen pipes which can cause a lot of damage and are costly to repair.
The Prairie Construction team will share more tips for a thorough winterization of your home soon!