Whether you love winter, remember most home appliances are not friendly to the season; therefore, you should prepare your home for the season ahead. Homes that aren’t ready for the cold and wet weather might suffer severe damage.
Water and excessive cold can cause expensive damage that calls for immediate repair. Take precautions to keep your house safe. We’ve compiled a list of winter maintenance tips to help you get ready.
Check Your Heater
Before winter sets in, inspecting your home’s heating system is a good idea. Having enough heat to keep warm prevents pipe damage due to low temperatures. Figure out what kind of heating system you have because there are specific considerations for each.
A high-efficiency system requires that any obstructions in the pipes be removed. Therefore, you should contact professional handyman services in case something pops up.
Inspect Your Chimney and Fireplace.
If you use your fireplace often for heating, now is the time to check it and fix any problems before the weather becomes too chilly. If you want to be sure your home is safe before you start utilizing the chimney, you should have a chimney sweep inspect and clean it.
Also, empty the fireplace of ash or wood that didn’t get burned. And inspect the chimney for any hazards, such as cracks or debris buildup.
It would help if you insulated your home’s pipes before the temperature dropped below freezing. Water expands when it freezes, leading to pipe bursts. Pipes in unheated parts of your home should be insulated to avoid busting.
Prioritize Doorways and Windowsills
Remembering to seal up the entryways to your home is another vital winter maintenance tip. The accumulation of snow, ice, salt, and dirt can cause severe damage to your flooring.
Energy bills can quickly add up if heat is lost due to leaks. Therefore, weather stripping and caulking should improve insulation around windows and doors. Also, consider floor mats inside and outside the entrance to keep them from slipping.
Inspect Your Roof
Your roof is an essential structural component of your home during the colder months. If you see any missing or damaged shingles on your roof, it’s best to get in touch with a roofing contractor immediately.
Additionally, clean up your gutters and remove any debris that may have accumulated on your roof before the winter.
Flush the Water Tank and Insulate Them.
Another winter maintenance tip is flushing your hot water tank to eliminate any sediment that may have built up. You can protect the water heater from the cold by wrapping it in an insulated blanket. This process will reduce your carbon footprint and save you money.
Get Some Winter Tools Handy
Your home, lawn, and garden tools and equipment will last longer if you store them properly. Remember, some winter repairs may cause more damage before the arrival of an expert.
However, some little DIY precautions may be necessary before Cransten services arrive. Therefore, it’s essential to keep electrical equipment dry, dry off metal surfaces, and store them properly to prevent rust.
Have A Reliable Home Maintenance Handyman
We understand you may have a hectic schedule and also need to take care of your home throughout the winter, finding the duty overwhelming.
Call Cransten Services whenever you need any winter maintenance assistance before or during maintenance winter months. Give us a call, or schedule an appointment with us here.