Winters Comming

By
Home Inspector with Kollias Property Inspections, Inc.

It is important to know what areas of your home, such as crawl spaces, basements, outside walls and unheated rooms are most vulnerable to freezing.

  • You want to eliminate sources of cold air near water lines by fixing windows, insulating walls, closing off crawl spaces and stopping drafts at and near doors.
  • Know where your main water shut-off valve is (tag it) located. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut-off the water immediately.
  • Protect all your pipes and water meter. Wrap exposed pipes with insulation ( inexpensive at a local hardware or building supply store) or an electrical pipe heater, newspaper or fabric may also work.
  • Keep the lid closed tightly on your meter and let snow that falls cover it. Snow acts as insulation.
close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
813,782
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Tom, I would love to live in the mountains with snow instead of Southern California.  Of course if that was the case I would be shoveling snow and turning off outside water spigots instead of rescheduling the watering cycles.

Dec 06, 2009 03:14 AM #1
Anonymous
Hi Bill:

Hi Bill: After spending all my life in the Chicago area, I would love to live in southern California. When your younger, snow is fun. As you age it is all work. At least that's what my back tells me.

Dec 06, 2009 03:21 AM #2
Rainmaker
494,567
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Great tips for "winter-proofing your home, Tom!!" I actually had to wrap our pipes this past Friday as we had temps in the 20s on Saturday.  It SNOWED all morning long on Friday...through 3PM.  This is unheard of in the Houston area!  We enjoyed the novelty...but I know I would not want it for more than a day or two!

Dec 06, 2009 03:37 AM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
16,735

Tom Kollias

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention