How To Keep Your House From Coming Back To Haunt You

Homeowner Tip

Homeowners often hear the words “time to winterize your home” and get spooked, but it doesn’t have to be scary.

Take these simple steps now to prepare for winter.

Get The Fireplace Ready

If you haven’t had your chimney cleaned in a while, have someone come out and get it ready for use this season. Make sure to screen or cap your chimney to keep critters out, and check the mortar between bricks and tuck-point, if necessary.

Check The Furnace

Don’t get stranded in the cold this winter. Make sure you’re stocked and ready for monthly filter changes.  And, have an HVAC specialist inspect your furnace and clean your ducts.

Don’t Let The Cold Air In

Check for cracks and crevices around windows, doors, and piping. Caulk windows and use weather stripping around doors to keep your home cozy and your energy costs down.

Look Up

With fall leaves come clogged gutters. Be sure to clean those out and have your roof inspected for worn shingles or tiles.

Don’t Neglect Your Yard

Drain and store hoses, empty irrigation systems, and move sensitive plants indoors.  Don’t forget to have salt and a shovel ready too.

 

 

 

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