Winterize Your Home

When the cold wind blows, it's important to button up your home and stay safe during the months spent inside. You should:

* Inspect and clean your gutters and downspouts
* Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing or leaky vents
* Repair damaged sidewalks, driveways and steps
* Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems
* Take down window screens and put up storm windows - better still, invest in low-E energy saving windows
* Clean furnace and air unit filters
* Get a professional to inspect your heating system for loosely connected, uninsulated or pinched pipes or pipes that pass through unheated spaces
* Hire a professional chimney sweep to check fireplaces and chimneys for soot or creosote build-up, and cap your chimney to keep objects out
* Keep a humidifier clean to reduce respiratory issues
* Reverse the air flow on ceiling fans to push warm air down
* Have gas-fired room heaters inspected by a pro
* Inspect woodstoves before lighting for the season
* Conduct a home safety check annually - test smoke and CO monitors, fire extinguishers, review fire escape plans with family and rid your home of fire hazards
* Watch that live Christmas tree which can be a fire hazard
The Jordal Agency has the knowledge, the experience, and the resources to find you the best coverage at the best rate. Contact The Jordal Agency 609-465-7700 or contact us through one of our quote forms, and we'll be happy to answer any of your insurance questions