What can you do to protect your home during the winter, especially if you are not going to be home?

Prevention and preparation is one of the best ways to prepare for the unforeseen incidents and accidents that may occur.
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It is safe to say that here in Kansas we definitely experience winter weather. There are below freezing temperatures, wind gusts, rain, sleet, and snow. When we are home in Salina, Kansas, during this weather, any issues that arise can swiftly be taken care of. But what if you aren’t going to be home? How do you prepare your home properly to withstand the winter weather?


It seems like an easy question to answer, and it is. But there are many reasons why it is so important to prepare for winter weather, even when it comes to your home.

Some of the benefits of winterizing your home are:

  • Save money on heating costs

  • Prevent unnecessary repairs

  • Protect the exterior of your home from potential damage from rain, snow, and freezing temperatures

  • Peace of mind that all that can be done is done

Prevention and preparation is one of the best ways to prepare for the unforeseen incidents and accidents that may occur. It’s true it may not every type of accident or unforeseen circumstance can be prevented or prepared for, but being prepared for those that are most likely can and will alleviate stress and undue worry, as well as keep you, your family and your home in Salina, Kansas, as safe as possible.


While some suggestions may be universal to every home, some may be more attuned to the area you live and the particulars of your home. So it’s important to consider your geographic location, what your winter months are like, and the specifics of your home and decide which suggestions work best for you. You may even think of some of your own that fit your needs and that is always a good idea because you know your home in Salina, Kansas, best.

  • Turn off the water supply or leave a couple of faucets with a steady to drip to avoid frozen or burst pipes.

  • Whether you plan to turn off the water supply or leave a steady drip – pipes, especially those outside fully exposed to the cold elements, should be insulated

  • Turn down the heat, but don’t turn it completely off. Keeping the temperature set at room temperature will also protect pipes that run indoors.

  • Unplug all electronic devices, such as TV’s, microwaves, etc.

  • Throw away all the trash from indoors before leaving.

  • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they do not damage your home or injure someone if they fall because of ice, snow, or wind.

  • Keep gutters clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris to help make sure melting snow can drain properly. Make sure downspouts direct water away from the foundation.

  • Have trusted family or friends drive by or check in on your home while you’re away.


Not enough can be said about how much of a good idea preparing your home in Salina, Kansas, for winter can be, especially if you will not be there. Not only will it keep your home safe and protected, but whether you are going on vacation or to warmer climates for the winter – you’ll be able to breathe a little easier and enjoy your time without excessive worry about your home back home.

That isn’t to say that unforeseen occurrences can’t happen, but if they do you’ll know that you did all you could to prepare for the unknown. If the unknown were to occur, just know that there is help. If you’ve experienced water loss, water damage, or are in need of any of the other services we offer, please give us a call and let us help with these unforeseen occurrences so that you can get back to enjoying your home.

“They are as good of a business as I’ve ever dealt with – home services or otherwise. Extraordinarily good communication throughout and a perfect job with a complicated situation. Could not recommend more.”

— Christopher J. in Wichita, Kansas

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