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Winter Storm Preparedness: A Guide to Safeguarding Your Bordentown NJ Home

1/7/2024 (Permalink)

As winter descends upon us, it's crucial to fortify our NJ homes against the harsh elements that come with the season. In this guide, we'll walk you through practical steps to prepare your home for winter storms, ensuring safety and comfort for you and your loved ones.

  1. Insulation and Draft Sealing:
  • Check Windows and Doors: Inspect for gaps and leaks. Seal any cracks with weather stripping or caulk.
  • Install Storm Windows: Enhance insulation by adding storm windows to minimize heat loss.
  1. Heating System Maintenance:
  • Inspect Furnace or Heating System: Schedule a professional inspection to ensure your heating system is in top condition.
  • Replace Filters: Clean or replace filters to maintain efficient airflow.
  1. Roof and Gutter Care:
  • Clear Gutters: Remove leaves and debris to prevent ice dams that can lead to water damage.
  • Inspect Roof: Check for loose or damaged shingles. Repair any issues to prevent leaks.
  1. Pipe Protection:
  • Insulate Pipes: Use pipe insulation to prevent freezing. Pay extra attention to pipes in unheated areas like basements and attics.
  • Let Faucets Drip: Allow faucets to drip during extremely cold nights to prevent pipes from freezing.
  1. Emergency Power and Lighting:
  • Generator Check: Ensure your generator is in good working order. Test it periodically.
  • Stock up on Batteries: Have a supply of batteries for flashlights and emergency lighting.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is prepared to address any water, fire, and mold disasters in your Bordentown NJ home.  We are available 24/7 for emergency response to your needs. Call 609-894-8555.

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