Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Dated: February 20 2020

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Freezing temperatures, snow, sleet and all of winter’s temperamental weather patterns can test your home throughout this long and cold season. Make sure your home is prepared by completing these home maintenance tasks.

Outdoor Home Maintenance

§  Cover your central air conditioning unit to protect it throughout winter.

§  Clearing frozen gutters isn’t easy — make sure they’re free of any debris and clean them if necessary.

§  Rake up any remaining leaves to clear your yard. This prevents mold while keeping your grass healthy.

§  Shut down your sprinklers and have the system winterized by a professional to ensure that there isn’t any water trapped in your pipes.

§  Check your roof for missing shingles or other damage that could let melting snow or ice inside.

Indoor Home Maintenance

§  Change the filters in your HVAC system and check your ductwork. Everything should be sealed at joints and intersections to prevent heated air from escaping.

§  Add a layer of pipe insulation to exposed pipes to avoid freezing.

§  If you haven’t cleaned your fireplace in the last two years be sure to clean the chimney thoroughly. This prevents dangerous fires.

§  Inspect weather-stripping around doors and windows to ensure it is in good condition for a tight seal against cold wintery drafts.

To help manage unexpected costly repairs and replacements, ensure that your home is protected with a systems and appliances warranty from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

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Taylor Tindal

Taylor Tindal offers an extensive history in property valuation and home repair from her time in acquisitions that has allowed her to serve the inner Atlanta perimeter as a realtor for the past two ye....

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