Source: pellabranch.com | Repost Fadely 2/15/2021 –
Winter is not often a homeowner’s favorite season, however, given the holidays, most smile through the chill of December, looking forward to time off from work spent with the family, and usually, some form of a sweet treat! However, by the end of December, the cold turns to snow for January, and by February, the dreaded brown slush that coats the streets of the Northeast and Midwest arrives and is here to stay for at least two months.
Not only does this slush soak your boots and freeze your toes, but those boots also drag it into your home and can stain your floors, walls, décor and even cause mold if not taken care of properly. On your boots isn’t the only way slush can enter your home either, ill-sealed entry doors, kids’ coats and dog fur are all just as likely culprits. Luckily, we are proud slush experts thanks to our extensive entryway knowledge! Here’s how to optimize your entryway to prevent slush from damaging your home.
Replace Ill-Fitted or Ill-Sealed Doors and Storm Doors
This is going to be a key factor in preventing slush and snow from leaking into your home. While the other tips help to mitigate kids and pets, if your door isn’t sealed properly and snow, slush or water is leaking into your entryway, you’re going to end up with a lot of damage—especially if you have hardwood flooring.