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Jack Frost is on His way, be prepared!

With a big cool down coming this weekend, here's a few tips from Team Gatlin to keep your home safe from any freeze effects! Tis the season to STAY WARM!!

Tip 1 - Keep those pipes from freezing! #frozenpipes

*Insulate pipes. *Use heat tape or heat cables. *Seal leaks. *Secure outdoor hoses, valves and faucets. *Let water drip.


Tip 2 - General freeze maintenance prep! #beprepared *Cover Outdoor Spigots. *Seal Cracks and Holes. *Close garage doors. *Maintain your Thermostat. *Clean Gutters

Tip 3 - Some General Recommendations! #advice *The World Health Organization recommends indoor temperatures of at least 64 degrees. *You can help your house to cope a little better with an upcoming cold front by inspecting its perimeter. Gutters should be right at the top of your priority list. They’re your home’s first line of defense, so when ice and snow strike, they should be ready to handle the onslaught. *If you didn’t get a chance to caulk around your windows and doors this fall, and don't have weather stripping on hand, an ordinary towel can be a big help. Place a rolled-up towel on any windowsill or at the bottom of your doors to block any drafts. It can make a huge difference, not just in your comfort but also in your heating bill. *If you didn’t get a chance to caulk around your windows and doors this fall, and don't have weather stripping on hand, an ordinary towel can be a big help. Place a rolled-up towel on any windowsill or at the bottom of your doors to block any drafts. It can make a huge difference, not just in your comfort but also in your heating bill. *Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order. This is a good idea anyway but it’s particularly important if you are using a fireplace or wood-burning stove, or if you didn’t have a chance to have your heating system inspected this fall.

Tip 4 - Final Thoughts! #furbabies *If you have pets that usually sleep outside, bring them in. Like you, they’re not used to the rare freezing temperatures. They may be fine in the garage or barn with bedding if you prefer not to bring them into the house. If you have elderly neighbors, check to make sure they have enough food and any supplies they may need before the freeze hits so they - and you - can stay off icy roads.


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