Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance on your home.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for the winter:
It’s not uncommon for households to experience burst pipes, fallen trees and other woes during the winter. While you may not have to worry about these issues yet, now is a good time to review your coverage so you’re ready to face any winter problems that may occur in a few months.
Clean the Gutters
If gutters are filled with leaves and debris, the backed up water can begin seeping into a home if it has nowhere else to go. It’s recommended to clean the gutters every autumn and spring, so now would be a good time to get this done.
Prepare your fireplace
For some people they use their fireplace more than their central heater in the autumn and winter months. Discard old ashes and ensure the damper is open to allow air to freely move through the chimney. If the air is becoming cold, close back the damper after cleaning. Check the damper handle and springs to ensure the flue is operating correctly. Hire a professional chimney sweep if needed.
Check windows and doors for drafts
The majority of conditioned air in your home is lost through the windows and doors. Go through your home and open windows to ensure the seal around the window frame is in good condition. Think of adding heavier drapery around windows that are extra drafty, to help block some air infiltration
Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture:
Once you have had your last BBQ of the year, power wash outdoor furniture and cushions. Once dry, store cushions in dry area to prevent cracking, and fading over the autumn and winter months. One spring comes along next year, you will be pleased that you stored them and they’re ready for use!
Storing a Boat for winter
For any keen sailors, now is also the time to start winterizing and storing boats. It’s best to make sure you have adequate boat insurance in place and to make necessary preparations for the winter.
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