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Preparing Your Home For Hurricane Season


Hurricane season is here. As a homeowner, you are probably aware of how to prepare the outside of your home, (such as packing up furniture and making sure your windows are adequately protected), but what about the inside? Beyond making sure your insurance documents are in order, you’ll want to add these below things to your to-do lists, so you aren’t left with an expensive clean up after the fact.

Check for Leaks

Now is the time to check all areas where pipes and wires may enter your home. Check your windows, doors and basement walls for cracks and leaks and all areas where water could enter your home and cause damage.

Check or Purchase Your Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump, now is the time to make sure that it’s working correctly. If you have spent past summers cleaning up a flood in your basement, now is the time to consider purchasing one.

Locate Your Shut Offs

All homeowners must be aware of their water, gas, and electricity shutoffs. In case of an emergency, you’ll want to be able to access them quickly without hesitation.

Turn Your Fridge Up

If you don’t have a backup generator, there is a chance that you might be without power for an unknown period. Whether you just stocked your fridge or freezer, you’ll want to preserve your food as best as possible. Turn up the temperatures on both and limit the opening and closing of the doors, so that the cold air stays where it belongs.

From appliance repair to HVAC installation, Tri-City Heating and Cooling has you covered. Contact us, today!