Protect Your Home From Freeze Damage

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

(Ralph Barrera AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Prepare your home to prevent damage to water pipes and landscaping.

Drip all indoor and outdoor faucets before the cold snap hits. Wrap exposed pipes. Open the door to utitlity rooms that have an exterior wall so that the heat of the house keeps connections from freezing. Turn thermostats to the 60's in buildings that are vacant.

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Water lawns and flower beds thoroughly before the temperatures fall. Watering will help protect the plants from freezing. Add some protective mulch around bedding plants. A protective covering that resembles cloth can be purchased from Home Depot to cover sensitive plants. Plastic will not give the protection delicate plants need. Secure the covering with rocks or stakes since most of the fronts come in with strong winds. Taking a little precautionary action can protect your home and your garden.

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About Laura

Laura is a third generation native of Austin who grew up in Tarry Town in Central Austin. She is the owner and broker of West Austin Properties and has been selling real estate in the Austin area since 1979. Laura is married to the love of her life, Brad, and they have two grown daughters. Together, they love to explore all of the fun spots Austin has to offer.