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Preparing Your Yard for Winter Storms in Boulder

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

snow and ice during a winter storm in Boulder CO that caused water damage to a house Winterize your yard so that snow storms won't cause damage to your home.

Has your yard been winterized yet?

The colder months are looming! It’s that time of year again where Coloradans need to start thinking about freezing temperatures and preparing outdoor spaces for winter storms.  We at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder want to remind you of a couple key areas to prepare to avoid water damage in your yard and home this year. 

  • Gutters

Gutters that are clogged up with leaves and other debris create a barrier for snow and melted water to drain.  If this wet sludge refreezes it creates an opportunity for cracking and water damage.  Remember to clean out your gutters before the first storms arrive.

  • Spigots 

Spigots should be turned off and drained, making sure to remove any hoses and attachments.  If they are left on it creates spaces for water to become trapped and then freeze and expand.  

  • Sprinkler/Irrigation System

Like spigots, irrigation systems run the risk of cracking and creating water damage if any water is left behind in them.  The best way to ensure that your sprinkler system is clear is  to use an air compressor and do the “blow out” method. First, turn off the main water supply and drain the pipe.  Then, making sure that the compressor air flow valve is closed, attach the compressor to the water main.  Slowly open the compressor valve and allow it to push out all of the water from the system until it runs dry. 

We hope that you have a cozy and safe winter season! If anything does happen to any of your outdoor spaces that requires our professional help, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is always here to help! Call us 24/7 at (303)494-2000.

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