Follow these 3 Easy Steps And Be Prepared, Safe, and Comfortable This Winter & Ready For Spring:
1. Stay Warm, Efficient, and Safe: Have Heating Sources and Appliances Inspected and Serviced
- Have furnace/HVAC serviced, replace filters to insure efficiency.
- Inspect all flues fittings, and components of gas appliances and heating systems to prevent leaks.
- Have wood burning fireplaces, chimneys, and vents inspected for soundness, freedom from deposits, and clearnaces. and have necessary cleaning maintenance, and repairs done for safety and efficiency.
- Change batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to stay safe.
2. Protect Your Bubble: Seal & Insulate
- Check Insulation Levels to keep warmth in and coldness out.
- Check and seal heating ducts to make sure you’re not losing any of that heat you’re paying for.
- Caulk or seal any gaps in walls or joints in and out to make sure coldness doesn’t creep in and the heat out.
- Replace weather stripping to avoid drafts and for efficiency.
3. Maintain Curb Appeal and Prevent Freezing Pipes and Water Damage With Exterior Maintenance and Landscaping
- Have sprinklers blown out and insulate valve box to avoid frozen sprinklers and broken pipes.
- Clean out gutters for maximum meltoff and rain drainage.
- Trim trees back, especially any dead limbs so winter storms don’t cause unnecessary damage to your home.
- Replace or secure loose roofing material to prevent leaks and structural water damage.
- Seal any exposed wood to protect from winter weather damage.
- Seal masonry surfaces to minize cracking and breaking.
- Close foundation vents to keep cold out and pipes from freezing.
- Cover and insulate foundation vents and faucets to make sure pipes don’t freeze.
- Mow lawn, prune plants and fertilize so your lawn comes back strong next spring.
For any personal tips and recomendations for contractors, including HVAC, plumbers, landscapers, and other vendors contact your Fred broker or Billy @ 541.241.4221
By Billy Miller, Broker @ Fred Real Estate Group ~ 541.241.4221 ~ email@example.com ~ billyknowsbend.com