Prepare your home for the winter season
Foundation Vents: These are located at ground level and are needed to vent the home's crawl space. They are roughly 16” wide and 10” tall. Make sure the adjustable louvers are closed in the fall and through the winter. If the louvers will not close or are damaged, you can install and secure inch Styrofoam in front of them. This will help keep the crawl space warm and water pipes from freezing. This procedure will also help your floors above the crawl space stay warmer in the winter.
Garden Hose Connections: While getting ready for the winter be sure to unhook all hoses from there connections to the home. We suggest making a lap around the home to remove all hoses and store them away for the winter. It is easy to overlook a hose that is in an area that doesn’t get much use after the Summer Season. Frozen hoses can bust and flood basements and other areas of the home. Sometimes this may not be noticed until its time to use the water connection in the Spring.