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Wintertime tips!

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Winter time is here in Michigan!  From experience we all know this brings snow, ice and cold temperatures.  SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South and Bloomfield want to share some helpful tips to protect your home from the brutal Michigan weather.

  • Review your homeowners insurance coverage and understand what your policy covers
  • Clean gutters and use gutter guards 
  • Direct water away from home to protect foundation
  • Remove dead tree branches 
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes
  • Let faucets drip if weather gets extremely cold
  • Install emergency pressure release valve
  • Keep cabinet doors open so the pipes under the sink are exposed to warmer weather
  • Make any necessary roof repairs
  • Insulate attic
  • Purchase and use roof rake
  • Keep tarps handy
  • Always keep heat on while you are away
  • Purchase a generator
  • Move furniture away from heat sources
  • Keep fireplace clean
  • Install a sump pump
  • Upgrade to storm windows
  • Raise appliances off floor
  • Test smoke detectors
  • Keep fire extinguisher handy

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