Now in the prime of Chicago land’s winter season many of us have brought out the winter coats, insulated sweatpants, ice scrapers, and any other means to make the cold whether a little easier on our lives. While we know how to prepare our bodies to withstand the cold here are a few tips to protect your home from the harsh winter.
·Replace or Repair any broken seals surrounding windows.
·Provide a backup source to ensure continuous power to house.
·Place a monitored automatic excess flow switch on main water line to detect broken pipe or valve.
·Hire a central monitoring system for your sprinkler system.
·Insulate all attic penetrations.
·If you are suspicious of a frozen pipe contact a plumber immediately to prevent it from bursting.