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Prepare for a Texas-sized winter rollercoaster ride! ๐ŸŽขโ„๏ธ

In the Lone Star State, our weather can go from sunny and 70's one week to icy and bone-chilling 30's the next... sometimes all in one day! ๐Ÿ˜… But don't worry, as a proactive realtor, I'm here to help you gear up for the upcoming winter season with some solid advice.


  • Insulate Your Pipes: Texas may not be known for its harsh winters, but those occasional cold snaps can sneak up on you. Shield your pipes, especially the exposed ones, with pipe sleeves or even newspaper - a quick fix that can save you from expensive repairs.


  • Weatherproof Doors and Windows: Say goodbye to drafts! Seal any gaps around windows and doors, keeping that warm air in and the winter chill out. Opt for energy-efficient window coverings and insulating films to make your home cozy.


  • Inspect Your Roof and Gutters: Texas storms can be unpredictable. So, make sure your roof is in tip-top shape by checking for missing shingles and clearing clogged gutters. A little precaution now can prevent a lot of winter damage later! Check out Blackhill Roofing and let them know I sent you! https://blackhillroofing.com/


  • Switch to LED Lights: Brighten up your holidays with energy-efficient LED lights. They last longer, are safer, and they'll keep your energy bill in check. Plus, they can handle the Texas elements like a champ!


  • Disconnect Hoses and Sprinkler Systems: Frozen pipes are no fun! Shut off the water supply, drain those pipes, and stow away the hoses. Your pool and outdoor water features also deserve some TLC.


  • Protect Your Plants: When the temperature drops below 45 degrees, bring your small plants indoors. For the bigger ones, wrap those tree trunks and add a cozy layer of mulch. Don't forget to tuck them in with blankets on frosty nights.


  • Move Outdoor Equipment Inside: Keep your outdoor gear safe from the Texas chill. Store them in the garage or shed, and for those grills, give them a good cleaning and get ready for the random hot day to smoke a brisket!



Get ready for a Texas winter like a pro! These steps will keep you snug and ready for whatever winter weather comes our way.


Stay warm, Texas! ๐Ÿกโ„๏ธ

Stefanie


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