6 Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group 0225221517

6 Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

While the temperatures haven’t felt like it the past week old man winter will be appearing very soon. Make sure your house is ready to face the cold temperatures with these maintenance items. They will all be a lot easier to complete if done before winter arrives so considering working them into your to-do list soon!

 

Winter Home Maintenance 

 

HVAC Service – no one wants to be without heat on a cold day. Reach out to your preferred HVAC technician to have your system inspected and serviced before it gets cold.

 

Check Your Roof – we recommend hiring a professional for this one too but, for the very handy person you may be able to complete this item on your own. Inspect your roof for missing or damaged shingles, clogged gutters, and loose gutters.

 

Clean The Gutters – if while you or someone else is checking your roof out and the gutters are clogged have them cleaned. Clogged gutters can cause leaks in the roof or a flood in the basement.

 

Winterize Exterior Faucets – before the first freeze you want to turnoff and drain all exterior faucets otherwise known as winterizing them. This will prevent any water from freezing and causing a pipe to burst.

 

Chimney Sweep – before you have your first fire of the season be sure to have your chimney inspected and cleaned. The peace of mind alone knowing that there’s no buildup and the structure is sound will be worth every penny.

 

Purchase Winter Weather Essentials – get your snow shovel, ice melt, candles, gloves, etc. all purchased and ready to go before the weather hits. You’ll pay less and avoid the chance they’re all sold out right before a winter storm.

 

If you live in Northern Virginia and need a referral for a trusted professional to take care of any of the above maintenance items contact us. We'd be happy to give you some recommendations!

 

Winter Home Maintenance Items

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Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

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Alexandria, VA 22315

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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Great tips for homeowners, Amanda.  Something all homeowners should do.

Oct 12, 2017 06:04 AM #1
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, homeowners need to get busy to prepare their home for the upcoming winter.  We already had some winter weather.

Oct 12, 2017 06:11 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Amanda. Your tips are terrific and this is good advice for all.

Oct 12, 2017 07:40 AM #3
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Luke Acree
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Love the graphic ! 

Oct 12, 2017 08:59 AM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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So true, it's time. We just got back from Denver - it snowed one day. Lol. 

Oct 12, 2017 02:18 PM #5
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Amanda

Wow it's that time of the year to get our homes prepared for winter . . . . Great tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 12, 2017 06:13 PM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Nice infographic Amanda. Winter will be upon us very soon.

Oct 12, 2017 07:09 PM #7
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Amanda -- although we don't have the same kind of climate in my area that you experience in Northern Virginia, there are seasonal maintenance issues that are best addressed sooner than later.  As others have commented - I also like the infographic in your post.

Oct 12, 2017 09:41 PM #8
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

It's hard to believe winter is around the corner! Thank you all for your comments and positive feedback on the infographic. I appreciate it. 

Oct 13, 2017 04:53 AM #9
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Amanda, Chimney sweep was here last week so ready for the fires.  Now I need to work on gutters soon but not all the leaves are down yet.

 

Oct 13, 2017 09:29 AM #10
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Amanda: Winter is on its way...soon for some places. This is a good list to help consumers get their homes ready for colder weather.

Oct 13, 2017 09:50 AM #11
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Amanda hello.

Great maintenance tips for the winter.

Have a good weekend.

Oct 15, 2017 09:20 AM #12
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