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Is your home ready for winter?
If you’ve ever woken up to a freezing cold house in the middle of the night or had a flood from a burst pipe, you know the value of doing a complete winter maintenance checkup to prepare your home for those long, cold winter months.
You may have already done some or most of these tasks. It’s a good idea, however, to have a second look to avoid costly repairs and the discomfort from any surprises!
We’ve put together a list of the most important winter home maintenance tasks to save you money and to keep your home in top condition.
Windows and Doors
Clean the Eavestroughs
Inspect your Roof
Almost one-third of insurance claims are related to costly water damage and freezing. How can you prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting?
Exterior Water Pipes
Interior Water Pipes
If you are not staying in your home:
Check your Water Heater
Picture this: you’re getting ready for a lovely evening in front of the fire. Just after lighting the fire, thick black smoke billows from your fireplace, leaving you running to open the windows for fresh air. You check the damper but the smoke keeps coming out, ruining your plans and leaving everything in your home smelling like smoke.
Check your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Barbecue or Grill
Pots and Planters
Winter is tough on our homes, with extreme temperature fluctuations, snow, ice and wind storms, but with a little planning and effort, we can make sure they weather it well!
Click here to view and download a PDF version of the checklist.
This makes it easy to print out!