Prepare Your Texas Home for Winter!

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·        Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts to protect exterior surfaces and keep water from damaging fascia boards & walls.

·     Seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk to reduce drafts.

·      Inspect roof for damaged shingles & flashing or leaks.

·         Seal cracks in concrete/pool decking of more than 1/8-inch wide,  This will prevent ice from wreaking it's havoc on the concrete with the colder temperatures.

·      Drain and winterize all outdoor faucets and irrigation systems to prevent pipe breakage!

·      Winterize your pool and waterfalls.

·      Have a professional inspect your heating system, replace filters.

·      Hire a professional chimney sweep to clean your chimney of creosote which can be a fire hazard! 

·      Monitor the gap between soil and foundation along the perimeter of your home. You may need to add moisture during the winter months. Gap should not exceed much more than 1/8th of an inch.