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Get your Home Ready for Winter!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams American Premier Realty 615729

Preparation for Winter. September tips list:

*Review the exterior of your home. Look for cracks and holes in your home's siding and paint, replacing caulk if necessary.

*September is a great time to paint interior rooms, shampoo or replace carpets, while it's still warm enough to leave windows open.

*In cold-climate areas, remove window air-conditioners that can allow outdoor temperatures in, or put weatherproof covers on them.

*Check your heating system, from filters to pilot lights. Have the system serviced by a qualified professional.

*Drain your hot water heater, flush and refill it.

*Clean and vacuum dust from vents, baseboard heaters and cold-air returns. Getting your vents cleaned by a professional every few years is a great idea as well.

*Check that foundations are properly graded. Soil should slope four to six inches for a distance of three feet out from the foundation walls.

*If you haven't already, check basement for cracks or leaks. Seal if necessary.

*If you have a sump pump, test, clean and lubricate it.

*Wash out garbage cans, disinfect, and then rinse thoroughly.

Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Laura, These are good winter tips. You've reminded me about draining the hot water heater. Thanks!

Sep 07, 2009 08:11 AM
Sandy McKee
Sunstreet Mortgage - Tucson, AZ

Hi Laura,

I do not miss these tasks. I lived in the cold for 26 years and now have to think about what month it is...Happy Labor Day! Sandy

Sep 07, 2009 08:16 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

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Aug 15, 2014 02:46 AM