EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey has had an usually mild winter, but as we saw from last week's snowstorm, it is not over yet. Gold Medal Service, a BBB A+ rated heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service company that services more than 125,000 homeowners throughout New Jersey, can help make sure you're ready when the winter weather hits.
"It never fails, the day your heating system or boiler goes out is usually the coldest day of the year," said Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service. "Not only will you and your family be hit with the cold, but your pipes could freeze as well and cause more damage and costly repairs."
Here are a few tips to help you avoid last-minute repair:
- Check for leaking faucets – A leak could become a costly problem. Look at the pipes under the sink for wet spots that would indicate leaking.
- Inspect your furnace – One of the best ways to make sure you're the heating system will work properly during the winter months is to change the filter regularly. An old dirty filter can cause the system to put out poor airflow, increasing the stress on the system.
- Prevent frozen pipes - As the temperatures drop, the odds increase for freezing and potentially bursting pipes. Keep the pipes dripping at a slow drip, to maintain the water moving. If you go out of town, keep your thermostat at 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing and open cabinet doors under your faucets, this will keep the warm air inside the home circulating inside the enclosure spaces and help to avoid freezing.
- Seal gaps – If gaps between siding a window or a door frame are bigger than a nickel, you should seal these spaces with silicone caulk.
To find out more about Gold Medal Service and what homeowners can do to prepare for colder temperatures, visit http://goldmedalservice.com/ or call 1-800-553-6060.
About Gold Medal Service
Gold Medal Service, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, was founded in New Jersey in 1994 with just two employees. Their vision was to provide homeowners with a reliable and trustworthy home service company customers could count on to fix just about anything that could go wrong in a home. Since then, Gold Medal has grown to include more than 190 employees and technicians solving plumbing, heating, cooling, electric, drain, waterproofing, and sewer issues for homeowners across the state of New Jersey. Gold Medal Service is an Angie's List "Super Service Award" recipient. For more information, call 800-553-6060 or visit http://www.goldmedalservice.com.
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