Preparing Your Home For Winter

Preparing Your Home For Winter

Preparing Your Home For Winter

Thinking about winter so soon probably brings a chill to most homeowners, but now is a great time to prepare your home for the winter months. As temperatures begin to dip, your home will require maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape.

  • Check all the weatherstripping around windows and door frames for leaks to prevent heat loss. Replace weatherstripping, if necessary.
  • Shut off exterior faucets. Drain water from outdoor pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to protect against pipe bursts.
  • Make sure you have an ample supply of ice melt or sand on hand for steps, walkways, and the driveway.
  • Inspect the firebox and flue system to ensure that they’re clean of any soot or creosote and that there aren’t any cracks or voids that could cause a fire hazard.
  • Check the gutters and downspouts for proper fastening, and re-secure if loose or sagging. The weight of snow and ice can pull gutters off the house.

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