With winter winds and snow storms just around the corner, you’re likely getting ready to spend a lot more time cozied up inside your home. While winter can be a relaxing season, it also poses a number of potential threats to your home. Here at Bearingstar Insurance, we want to make sure your family is able to worry less this winter, which is why we put together this gude of simple measures to take today to prepare your home for the colder weather.
Avoid Chimney Fires
There’s no better way to beat the cold than cozying up in the warmth of your fireplace — just make sure you’ve taken the proper precautions first to keep your home and family safe.
Stop Ice Dam Debacles
Winter means snow, and snow plus freezing temperatures means ice. When ice builds up at the edges of a sloped roof, usually at the drains and gutters, it creates a dam-like effect that forces water back under the roof and into your home. Here are a few simple tips and measures you can take to ensure this doesn’t happen at your home.
Avoid Heating Hazards
Staying warm is key to enjoying the winter months and that means turning up the heat, lighting the fire, or turning on that space heater. Just be sure to take these simple precautions to avoid the threat of a heating related fire this winter.
Prevent Bursting Pipes
There’s no larger winter headache for a homeowner than having to deal with burst pipes. When water freezes in a pipe, pressure can build between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the pipe’s end, causing the pipe to burst at its weakest point. Take these measures to minimize your risk of a frozen or burst pipe, and ensuing water damage.
No matter what the winter months throw your way this year, your friends at Bearingstar are here to help. If you have any questions regarding home winterizing tips or your home insurance policy, a Bearingstar Insurance agent is happy to help! Visit our website to connect with a local agent near you: http://bit.ly/2Kdp2vmBack to Blog
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