With the holidays almost here, consider protecting the investment you have in your home. Along with the winter weather, the holiday season comes with various challenges. This post will explore some tips to protect your home during the holidays.
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The beginning of winter is a good reminder to schedule a furnace inspection. A professional HVAC tech can inspect for fire hazards or carbon monoxide leaks. They can also ensure the system runs at peak efficiency to cut utility costs. Catching issues early can also help save money on repairs.
Cleaning your gutters is an important step for protecting your home investment. Gutters channel water off the roof and away from the home. Clean gutters can also prevent issues with ice dams. If you are uncomfortable doing it yourself, hire a service to clean your gutters.
Inspect tree branches on your property. If you see any that are large and close to the home, trim them before winter. Winter storms can knock down branches that can damage your home. If you can’t do it yourself, consider hiring a landscaper or tree service to do the work.
Cold temperatures can cause exposed pipes to freeze and burst. The water damage from a burst pipe can be extensive. Inspect areas like basements, crawlspaces, and attics for exposed pipes. Insulating pipes is one way to protect them from freezing. Letting the faucets drip is another option.
Are you planning holiday travel? If so, your home might be at risk for burglary or other property crimes. One tip is to let a trusted neighbor or family member know you will be away. You should also put a hold on your mail until you get home. Another tip is to avoid posting about your travel plans on social media.
Installing a security system could be another way to protect your investment. Smart security systems with cameras can do a lot to deter crime. Many of them also have integrated fire alarms to ensure a fast response in the event of a fire. Some also support smart lights, which could simulate the lighting pattern of an occupied home if you travel.
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