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Protect Your Home from Winter Weather

As winter weather approaches, it’s important to take steps to protect your home from the potentially damaging effects of cold temperatures. One of the most important things you can do is to protect your pipes from freezing. When water freezes, it expands, and this expansion can cause pipes to burst, leading to costly repairs.

Here are some tips from the Garza Home Team to help you protect your home from winter weather and keep your pipes from freezing:

  1. Keep kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open. This allows air to circulate around the plumbing and can prevent the pipes from freezing.
  2. Insulate exposed pipes. If you have pipes that are outside or in any attic and crawl spaces, make sure they are properly insulated. This will help to keep them warm and prevent them from freezing.
  3. Keep your thermostat at a consistent temperature. Your thermostat should stay at the same temperature both day and night, and it should not be lower than 55 degrees. This will help to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home and prevent your pipes from freezing.
  4. Close your garage door. When you’re not using your garage, make sure to close the door. This will help to prevent any cold weather from creeping into your home.
  5. Cover outdoor plants. If you have any outdoor plants, make sure to cover them to protect them from the cold weather.
  6. Run water in each faucet regularly. Running water can help to prevent your pipes from freezing. Make sure to run water in each faucet in your home regularly, even if it’s just a small trickle.
  7. Disconnect garden hoses and turn off outdoor water. Before the cold weather hits, make sure to disconnect your garden hoses and turn off the outdoor water supply. This will help to prevent your outdoor pipes from freezing.

By following these tips, you can help to protect your home from the damaging effects of winter weather and keep your pipes from freezing. If you have any questions or concerns about protecting your home during the winter months, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Garza Home Team. We’re here to help!

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