Thursday, October 13, 2011

Here are a few easy tips to get your home ready for winter

Outside Your Home
  •  Remove garden hoses from spouts. Drain in-ground sprinkler system
  • Clear debris out of window wells, gutters, down spouts. Make sure down spouts are directed away from the home’s foundation.
  • Check weather stripping on windows and doors for fit and condition. Replace if necessary.
  • Check and clean the chimney.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets, pipes in unheated garages, and pipes in crawl spaces.
  • Check roof for damage and/or icicles indicating potential ice dams.  
  • Inside Your Home
  • Change your furnace air filter and have it serviced if needed.
  • Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • Test all smoke alarms and replace batteries.
  • If you are leaving town for the holidays, you want to avoid frozen pipes by not turning the heat down to low.


  1. Nice article, noticed some frost this morning, thanks for the reminder!

  2. Great Post! I am going to share :)