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  • Simple steps to make your home safer, warmer, and more efficient

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    October 10, 2017

    Simple steps to make your home safer, warmer, and more efficient 
    Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home; fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid winter related damage. Fall is the time to winterize before cold weather sets in.
    Clean out gutters
    Trim trees and remove dead branches
    Repair steps and handrails
    Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations  
    Keep the house warm
    Add extra insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces
    Provide a reliable back-up power source
    Have your heating system serviced
    Check pipes 
    Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system 
    Remove combustible items placed near any heat sources 
    Install and check smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
    Learn how to shut the water off and know where your pipes are located 
    Hire a licensed contractor to look for structural damage

    D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency, 50 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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