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Winterizing!

Hey neighbors!

I hate to say it, but we have started winterizing our home!  Why? Well, we have actually had freezing temperatures already.  Yes, I am talking our hose was frozen and we had to get the dog's water from inside. We had to bring the rabbit's water bottles in to defrost.  (I went out and purchased another set, so we can trade off!)  I wasn't ready for this yet!  I still want to enjoy my back deck.  Then again, I don't want frozen pipes either.

We experienced that once before in an RV and it was not fun!  We actually purchased a repossessed RV that they had taken back in the dead of a Maine winter.  When we had it far enough south that it finally defrosted we found that not only did we have frozen, broken water lines, but they had left water in the hot water heater and it cracked.  Needless to say, there was water all over the floor.  I learned my lesson!

Now we drain hoses as soon as we have our first freeze.  Drain them out and hang them in the basement.  No need to replace hoses every year.  We are running water lines around back and those will need drained too!  We removed our above ground sprinkler heads from out front so they won't freeze.

Next on the list is making sure any exposed pipes are insulated with the foam pipe wrap.  We check the pipes in the basement too!  These are usually fine.  Of course if we go away for a week or two we have someone check the home.  We leave the heat set to kick on if the temperature should drop and a friend comes by just to make sure everything is fine.

Another thing we do is check all windows and doors for any air getting in.  Around the windows we have pretty much stopped all problems, because we replaced them all last year.  The doors are another story.  They are now on our priority list.  They need replaced!  Right now we roll towels and place them at the base of the door.  We also add weather stripping around the basement door.

What winterizing tips can you share?  We would LOVE to hear from some of our neighbors!

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post for Roto-rooter however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Comments

Debby said…
We turned off the water supply to the outside faucets, wrapped the a.c. unit, put the garden hoses away, put delicate garden decorations away, turned over the garden soil. :)

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