How To Prepare Your Property For Winter

Monday, January 4, 2021

This post was written in partnership with Premier Snow Management.

Now that the holidays are behind us and we have at least 3+ months of winter ahead of us, it's time to start thinking about "winterizing" your property. It's better to be ahead of the game during the winter months so that you don't find yourself without heat, with excess snow you can't remove, or with unnecessary damage to your home. Here are a few easy ways to prepare your property for winter's challenging months and treacherous weather.

Clean Your Gutters
Spring isn't the only rainy season. Winter tends to be wet also when snow begins to melt. If your gutters are dirty and clogged, the water isn't going to drain properly. The chances of there being major problems with your gutters is unlikely (as you’d be sure to notice something if there was a problem). But clogged gutters can lead to leaks, flooding, and damage to the exterior of the home. The damage could even lead to something like needing a whole roof replacement. So have them cleaned, or even replaced if necessary.

Consider a Snow Removal Service
If you own a business, it's very likely that you won't have the necessary equipment for large-scale snow removal services. If your business is located in the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut), Premier Snow Management (PSM) offers commercial snow removal and management services for your business so that your business is accessible to both customers and employees during bad weather.

PSM has an extensive fleet of snow removal equipment to quickly and efficiently remove snow and place it in a pre-designated location on your property that's out of the way of general foot and car traffic. PSM also has expertise in sidewalk management, ice management, and snow hauling and stacking so your property is clear and safe. If you're looking for snow removal in Jersey City or even New York City, Premier Snow Management is your go-to service.

Properly Seal Windows and Doors
Those pesky draughts means warm air is escaping your home and cold air is entering. Weather stripping is an easy and inexpensive DIY that can mean the difference between an outrageous heating bill and a reasonable one.

Test Winter Equipment
If you have an indoor heating system, a fireplace, or a wood/pellet stove that you'll be using in winter, now is the time to check that they are in working order and to have them cleaned or serviced before you start using them daily. You don’t want to turn your heat on to realize that the boiler is out. If you check now, you'll have enough time to fix something if needed, or get a replacement.

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