Fall is in full swing and winter is approaching quickly. Here are five tips for prepping your window wells before the winter season:
1. Regularly clean out debris. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in your window wells, potentially clogging drains and creating a breeding ground for insects and pests. Make it a habit to check and clean out your window wells at least once a week during the fall.
2. Install window well covers or grates. Window well covers and grates provide a physical barrier that can prevent people and pets from accidentally falling into the window well. Choose covers or grates that are strong enough to support the weight of an adult and that are securely fastened to the window well.
3.Keep vegetation trimmed back. Overgrown vegetation can obscure window wells, making them more difficult to see and increasing the risk of accidents. Trim back any bushes, shrubs, or trees that are growing near your window wells.
4. Inspect window wells for damage. Regularly inspect your window wells for cracks, holes, or other damage. Damaged window wells can be a safety hazard and can also allow water to seep into your basement.
5. Educate children about window well safety. Teach your children about the dangers of window wells and how to stay safe around them. Explain that they should never play near window wells and that they should always tell an adult if they see someone or something fall into a window well.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your window wells safe and prevent accidents during the fall and winter seasons.