1. Check the Heating System:
Make sure your furnace is running properly and that any air filter changes are made as needed.
2. Clean Gutters:
Remove leaves, twigs, and other debris so the gutters can do their job of keeping water away from the foundation of your home.
3. Exterior Maintenance:
Inspect window seals for potential leaks, repair or replace cracked caulking, inspect door frames for weather stripping or caulking deterioration, and check for loose siding pieces.
4. Indoor Maintenance:
Dust furniture and décor to eliminate dust buildup, vacuum carpets thoroughly to remove dirt and allergens that may be trapped in the fibers, clean windows both inside and out to keep the glass clear and streak-free, and inspect walls for water damage.
5. Check Wiring:
Make sure that all electrical cords and outlets are properly working to prevent a potential fire hazard.
6. Fireplace Inspection:
Have your chimney swept and inspected by a professional to make sure it is clean and safe for use throughout the season.
7. Insulate Pipes:
Wrapping exposed pipes in insulation can help protect them from freezing temperatures during extremely cold weather.
8. Store Summer Items:
Put away all summer items such as patio furniture, grills, and air conditioners to protect them from damage caused by winter weather.