Gearing Up for Winter

Prep Now to Prevent Winter Disaster

Winter is not far away & here in the mid Atlantic we’re going to experience the freezing frost temperatures soon. We suggest you begin winterizing your home now, so you & your family are prepared. Access Mold & Fire Restoration understands first hand the dangers that the winter season brings: accidental fires, strong, gusty storms, freezing water lines & pipes. 

Winterizing tips – 

  • Turn off & disconnect exterior hoses
  • Secure any crawlspace vents or exterior openings that lead indoors
  • If you have sprinklers, it’s a good idea to exert the water that is left sitting in the lines
  • Winter storms/Nor’Easters can bring strong gusts & heavy snowfall, make sure tree limbs are away from your home – call a tree grooming service now to cleanup potentially dangerous limbs near your roof or power lines
  • Seal space under your exterior doors to keep heat in & cold out
  • Have your chimneys inspected to ensure they are clean & working properly for your upcoming family fires
  • Complete the insulation in your basement if you’ve been leaving it til the last minute
  • Pests will want to take refuge in your home – make sure to check your attic screens & basement vents 

Fire Safety – 

  • Christmas lights on your home add holiday cheer & potential for an electrical fire to your property – don’t overload your circuits & use surge protectors
  • Change the batteries on your smoke alarms
  • Unplug wall chargers & other miscellaneous items when not in use if not on a surge protector
  • Keep appliances away from curtains, drapes, cloth items
  • Wipe out your dryer vents in the machine & the vent leading to the exterior
  • Know where your extinguisher is, how to use it & ensure it is fully charged!
Winterizing your home & business