The Chicago area is experiencing frigid temperatures with wind chills that are bringing the temperature down below zero most nights. Temperatures this low can lead to several problems for homeowners, the biggest one being the potential for burst pipes.
Winter Fire Hazards – Tips to Prevent Home Fires
The Winter season is well known for its snow, ice, and severe cold temperatures. Proper fire safety and fire prevention are your best chances at avoiding a home fire this winter season while trying to keep warm. Check out these important tips to keep you and your home safe this holiday season.
Winter Weather Safety and Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Our minds can easily become lost during the frenzy of preparing for the holidays. Holiday shopping, baking cookies, and shoveling snow can all take up a lot of time during the colder months. However, you might want to consider taking additional winter maintenance steps now in order to save you time, energy, and money in the long run.
Do not let “after the holidays” become your mantra. Follow these winterization tips to stay safe during the coldest months. This will help ensure that the holidays run as smoothly as possible so everyone can enjoy the festivities, wherever they may be.
Top 8 Property Damage Claims in the Winter
Winter weather is not only annoyingly cold, but it can result in damage to a home or building, both inside and out. Strong winds, ice, freezing and burst pipes, ice dams, and roof and flashing leaks can all lead to some hefty claims that can be incredibly costly if not covered. Here are the top 8 damage claims in the winter.
Safety Tips for Using Your Fireplace
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 31 percent of home fires between 2011 and 2015 were caused by fireplaces and chimneys, resulting in an estimated 262 million dollars in direct property damage each year. Dancing with fire requires adequate knowledge of fire safety tips.
Home Maintenance – Fall Checklist
Weather can be unpredictable, and your home might need to be ready for winter sooner than you anticipate. Refer to the following fall home maintenance checklist to help prepare for the winter.
Prepare Your Home for Winter: Finding and Fixing Air Leaks
Air leaks, though unseen, pose as a clear drain on home heating expenses. The effort to seal all the air leaks and prevent cold outside air from seeping into the home’s interior saves homeowners anywhere from 10 to 30 percent on home heating costs.
Storm Damage Prevention Tips for Homeowners
There is nothing you can do to stop a storm from hitting your area, but there are many precautions you can take to minimize and even prevent the potential damage to your home. Follow these storm damage prevention tips.
How to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage in Winter
Winter storm and water damage is irksome. Mold growth and structural damage, floor separation and discoloration, can occur within hours. Follow these tips to avoid winter storm damage and protect your home.
3 Top Causes of Winter Water Damage
Residential homes are especially vulnerable to water damage during the winter season. Three main types of winter water damage are common when the weather is below freezing. Read More …