Winterizing Your Home - 5 Preventive Measures to Take

Winter is fast approaching, and it's essential to take preventive measures to protect your home from potential damage. Proper preparation can save you significant costs in repairs and insurance claims, especially when it comes to water damage and heating issues.

Here are five tailored prevention tips to properly winterize your home:

Cleaning the gutters:

Ensure your gutters are free of debris to allow for effective water drainage, thus reducing the risks of water infiltration and ice formation. 

Heating system verification:

Have your heating system inspected and serviced before the cold weather arrives to avoid disruptive breakdowns. 

Pool closure:

If you own a pool, it's crucial to close it properly by following appropriate steps such as water treatment, draining the pipes, and installing a safety cover. 

Verify your detectors:

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries if needed. During periods of intense heating, the proper functioning of these devices is even more critical for your safety.

Closing of exterior water valves and removing hoses:

Before the first frosts arrive, remember to close the exterior water valves and remove all hoses to prevent freezing and burst pipes that could lead to water damage. 

By heeding these tips, you are putting all the odds in your favor for a serene and safe winter.

We thank you for your vigilance! 

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact our brokers : 1 866 961-3553 


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