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Wintertime blues

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South and Bloomfield has more tips to protect your home from the winter elements here in Michigan.  We encourage your to increase your home's energy efficiency and protect it against damage caused by rain, snow and freezing temperatures.  

  • Arrange for a home energy audit- Professionals can help uncover any issues or problems in home before cold weather sets in
  • Feel for under-door drafts- Replace weather stripping beneath door 
  • Seal around windows
  • Add insulation in unheated basements, attics and around exposed pipes located close to exterior walls
  • Update your appliances to increase home energy efficiency
  • Install programmable thermostat and keep temperature no lower than 65 degrees
  • Install a flow-based water leak detection system to shut down water system in an emergency
  • Lower your water heater temperature
  • Consider installing a backup generator 
  • Clean gutters regularly

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