My Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

From prepping your plumbing into cleaning your gutters, then there are loads of things that you can do about the home to ensure you’re ready for the winter. Here is the list of things that I’ve found to be great for my home. I hope that you will find them helpful also! Thanks for my Toronto friend who specializes¬†in eavestrough cleaning for the outdoor tips!

Outdoor Preparation

  • Drain your irrigation method.
  • Inspect your roofing and fix any leaks. Research trees and eliminate branches that may fall on your house or your neighbors dwelling because of snow and ice.
  • Close off outdoor water valves and then wrap any exposed plumbing.
  • As ice, debris, and snow accumulate, gutters eventually become heavy and may damage your house, so be sure they’re washed before the start of the winter.
  • Guard your house against ice damming that causes high damage.

Indoor Preparations

  • Change out all your filters, wash out the vents and be confident your heating ducts arent blocked.
  • Check your fuse box and be sure you’ve got the copies you want.
  • Invite your ceiling fans to circulate warmth and conserve money.
  • Check your water heater along with other necessary appliances to be sure everything so that you can.
  • Go to your weather stripping around windows and doorframes to test for leaks to stop heat loss and replace worn outside clogs.
  • If your house includes a chimney, be sure that the flue is a wash, and also maintain the vent shut when you have a fire going.
  • Verify the doors and windows for drafts and use caulk indoors and outside, if necessary, to avoid heat from escaping