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Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here. It’s time for family and friends to share your delicious food and comfortable, welcoming home to celebrate together. But is your home as comfortable as it could be?

If your home is drafty or if you’re already running your heating and just can’t stay warm, consider insulating your home. Did you know that 77 million homes in America are under-insulated and if your home was built before 1980 there was no requirement for insulation to be installed during construction?

We offer whole home insulation, including attics, walls and crawl spaces as well as an air sealing service to help keep your warm air inside and the cold weather out.

In addition to re-insulating your home, there are plenty of other things you can do to make sure your holiday guests are comfortable in your home.

Safety first

As much as you want your guests to be comfortable in your home this holiday season, you should also make sure that your outdoor paths and areas are in good repair and well lit. Double check your outdoor lighting and replace any burnt-out bulbs. If you get snow before your guests arrive, make sure outside paths are clear of ice and snow.

Indoor maintenance

If you are hosting your holiday celebrations, your kitchen appliances need to be in tip-top shape and ready to handle the increase in work. Run a cleaning cycle on your dishwasher and laundry machine. Make sure the handles on your refrigerator and oven are securely fastened and that interior lights are working.

And if the holidays are still a few weeks away, consider cleaning your oven. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t run a self-cleaning cycle on your oven the day before Thanksgiving. Self-cleaning options put a lot of stress on the oven and you don’t want to find yourself with a raw turkey and broken oven!

Finishing touches

It’s the little things that often make the biggest difference to the comfort of your guests. For example, put reading lights in your guest room so if one person wants to stay up and read they don’t disturb anyone else. It’s also a good idea to put out cozy spare blankets and fans so guests can self-regulate temperature while they sleep.

Prepare your bathroom with a basket of essentials so your guests don’t have to dig through cupboards like extra toilet paper, spare toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, soap, shampoo, Q-tips etc. One other suggestion that you might not have thought about is to tuck a plunger into a corner, just in case.

Before the holiday bustle begins, you can request a free home insulation inspection to identify if and where your home will benefit from USA Premium Foam® Insulation.