The thing about winters in the Midwest is that they’re unpredictable. One day you might be enjoying a mild, sunny Indianapolis day, the next you’ve got four inches of snow blanketing your driveway. That’s why our team at Greenworks Lawn Care believes that precautions must be taken ahead of time to ensure the safety and preservation of our valued clients and their homes. Read on for three things you should be doing this winter.
1. Store Patio Furniture
Patio furniture can be quite a large investment and the best way to make sure it lasts through to next season is to store it away during the winter months. Freezing rain, snow, and ice can wear on the surface of your chairs, tables, sofas, and other pieces, causing cracking and deterioration. Prevent damage by applying protective sealant to wood furniture, storing plastic and wrought iron furniture, and covering aluminum patio furniture. This will protect your investment and ensure you have a nice place to sit next spring.
2. Disconnect Hoses and Drain Faucets
Hoses, faucets, and sprinkler systems must be disconnected or properly winterized to prevent freezing, cracking, and breaking. Because cold temperatures can cause water to expand and then freeze, your pipes or hoses can crack and break. Therefore, it’s important to drain all the water from hoses before moving them into storage. Also, make sure the shutoff valve for the outdoor faucets are turned off, then turn the nozzles so that any excess water can drain without leaving potential for ice buildup.
3. Hire a Professional Snow Removal Service
As we mentioned above, Indiana winters are unpredictable. We’ve all awaken to an unexpected snowfall and had to rush around to dig out the car before leaving for work. Instead of putting yourself in that position, be prepared with a crew that will start to work as soon as the snow falls, so you don’t have to. Also, when you hire Greenworks to handle your snow removal, you also get de-icing and ice removal, leaving your property safe and accessible.
Stay safe this winter with these tips from your friends at Greenworks Lawn Care. Contact us today at (317) 663-0222 for a free snow removal quote in Brownsburg, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and the surrounding areas.