Simple Tips to Winterize Your Home for Extreme Weather

Now that winter is finally here, winterize your home like the pros do! ❄️

As your trusted Builder, we want to ensure that you have the necessary information to protect your property during extreme weather conditions here in beautiful BC.

Diverse Properties takes great care in building and maintaining high-quality homes, however it is important to note that certain issues arising directly from extreme weather, such as heavy windstorms, rainstorm and storm storms  are beyond our control

We value your peace of mind and want to share some helpful tips to prepare your home for climate changes, here are a few helpful tips to assist in keeping your home cozy all winter long! 

  • Insulation and Weatherstripping: Ensure your home is well-insulated, paying attention to areas like windows, doors, and attics. Proper insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature and reduces the risk of frozen pipes.
  • Heating System Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance for your heating system, including furnaces and heat pumps. A well-functioning heating system not only keeps you warm but also helps prevent freezing in pipes and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Pipe Insulation: Insulate exposed pipes, especially those located in colder areas of your home, such as basements, crawl spaces, or attics. This simple step can significantly reduce the chances of frozen pipes.
  • Thermostat Settings: Keep your thermostat set to a consistent temperature, even when you are away from home. This will help maintain a warm environment and protect your pipes from freezing.
  • Faucet Dripping: During extremely cold weather, allow faucets connected to exposed pipes to drip slightly. The movement of water can help prevent freezing and relieve built-up pressure.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Create an emergency kit containing essential supplies like flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, water, and a first aid kit. Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures in your area and keep important contact numbers readily accessible.

Please note that these recommendations serve as general guidelines and may vary depending on your specific property and its location. It is always advisable to consult with professionals, such as plumbers or HVAC technicians, for tailored advice that suits your home.

We genuinely care about your well-being and are here to support you throughout your homeownership journey. If you have any questions regarding extreme weather preparedness or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated customer support team!