November 2015

23 Nov 2015

Prepare your home for the Carolina winter

Although our winters are short and relatively painless, the Carolinas can still experience big ice storms and usually some measure of snowfall. With temps dipping into the freezing mark soon, make sure your home is winter weather ready. Outdoors Start by cleaning the remaining leaves from your gutters so that standing water doesn’t freeze and create dangerous icicles or collapse from the weight of the ice. Take down any dead or dangerous tree limbs that could damage your roof or gutters, or are hanging over a sidewalk or street. Turn off the water supply to outdoor spigots and sprinkler systems, unhook any hoses, and then drain them. Caulk around windows and doors to seal any gaps.  If your house is on a foundation, close all foundation...
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