Expert Advice for Winterizing Your Utah County Home

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    Winter is approaching quickly, and with that being said, you’ll need to invest in some maintenance around your home in order to keep it in good condition.

    First of all, you need to aerate and fertilize your yard while you still can. Cut your grass as short as possible and you’ll have the greenest lawn possible.

    Another thing I do every year is have Lance Anderson from LA Grounds come over and blow out all the excess water from my sprinklers. During the winter this water freezes and it can rupture your pipes. Lance uses an air compressor to shoot out all the extra water, and he also disconnects all of the hoses from their lines.

    Now is also an excellent time to inspect your concrete. Seal any cracks that you see, and make sure that it’s level with your home where it connects with your garage. In the winter it can rise due to frost heave.

    Inspect the weather stripping on all of your doors and windows to make sure that they’re keeping the heat inside of your home properly. Wash your windows right now before it gets too cold to wash them.

    Inspecting your gutters is also very important. You want them clean and clear of debris, because if they’re clogged this will cause water to get into your basement and this could cause major issues with your foundation. If your gutters are clear, the water can be pushed away from your foundation when snow melts in the spring.

    Lastly, check your roof and chimney. We see high winds in parts of Utah County so you want to make sure that it’s going to last through the winter.

    If you need any contractors to help you prepare for the winter, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I know some of the best craftsmen around!

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