With winter weather making its way into North Texas, here are some helpful tips from Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas to protect your home from freezing temperatures!
In North Texas, you can always count on freezing temperatures closing down our routines for a couple of days each winter. North Texas just experienced high’s in the 20’s and freezing rain and sleet, closing down schools and making the commute to work quite difficult. Our home maintenance professionals at Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas are here to provide some helpful tips to protect your home from freezing temperatures.
The places on your home that are most susceptible to damage from freezing temperatures are your outside spigots. To protect your outdoor plumbing fixtures from freezing, you should shut off the water to outside spigots, disconnect and store and garden hoses, and insulate the spigots with standard faucet covers. These can be found at your local hardware store for a little more than a dollar. Moreover, you can purchase a tube of foam insulation from your local hardware store to close up any exterior holes on the walls of your home. Likewise, you can use weather stripping to fill any cracks that you might find around your windows and doors.
The best way to protect your home from freezing temperatures is to insulate and then insulate some more. Castle Doctor in Plano is your local handyman with the know-how and proficiency to adequately insulate your exterior walls, crawl space and attic areas. We can even look at your water pipes to ensure they have adequate insulation. Other simple measures to protect your home this winter season include the need to keep your garage door closed, keep your gutters clean and keep attic vents clear.
Keeping cold air out of your garage is huge in protecting your hot water heater and any other plumbing that might be found in the garage. Keeping your gutters clean will decrease the chance of ice forming on your roof and in your gutters. Finally, keeping your attic vents clear is crucial in preventing ice dams on your roof.
If you have any issues with protecting your home from freezing temperatures or have an unfortunate home accident due to winter weather, contact your local handyman at Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas. Stay safe and contact us if we can be of any service!