Prep Your Home for Winter

December, 19, 2023
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Tips to maintain your home in the winter and stay warm:

  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze.

  • Leave water lines dripping if the temperature is below 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Open the cabinet doors under sinks.

  • Keep the faucet open when thawing frozen pipes to allow water to begin flowing through it.

  • Disconnect and drain all garden hoses and cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.

  • Turn off the water to outside faucets, if available, and open valves on the faucets to let them drain.

  • After the weather has warmed above freezing and any frozen pipes have thawed out, turn off dripping faucets and monitor your water meter to check for unseen leaks.

  • Inspect fireplaces and chimneys before using and have them cleaned if needed.

  • If you heat with propane, make sure the tank is full.

  • Keep drapes and blinds closed, except when windows are in direct sunlight.


Follow these tips to help weatherproof your home this winter. From all of us here at WCH Homes, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




By WCH Homes