While you can’t change the weather, you can minimize some of winter’s biggest threats to your home. Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business — both as it builds up and as it melts. Ice dams can cause water damage on both the exterior and interior of your home. Bursting pipes occur when frozen water causes a pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet. This situation can occur quite easily in extreme cold. The winter home protection tips in this article cover what to do in case of any of these three situations. [Read this article]
To understand why a sprinkler system should be winterized (or blown out, or shut down, or however you have come to call it), you need to understand how a sprinkler system works. Sprinkler systems consist of a controller, valves, wiring, sprinkler heads, connective plumbing and underground pipes. When the system is active, the water flows from the house through the connective plumbing into the underground pipes and valves, and eventually comes out through the sprinkler heads. Even when the system is turned off at the controller, water sits in the pipes, and also in the valves and heads, especially if they are at low points in the lawn, unless you blow it out with compressed air. [Read this article]
Another of the main components in your new Lennar home is the electrical system. Electricity is such a huge part of our lives these days that it’s hard to imagine life without it. However, there are precautions to be taken when dealing with electricity, as well as a great deal of other information we wanted to share with you.
We have created the Lennar Home Care Video as a resource to provide tips on how to maintain and care for your home. This section of the video covers electrical topics including: general safety information, circuit breakers, GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters), switched outlets, smoke and CO detectors and pre-wiring. Click here to view this 8 minute video to learn more about these topics.
As always, if you need help or have a question about your home, please contact our Lennar Customer Care Team for assistance.