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!
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!