My thought was maybe if we did’nt talk about it, it would’nt happen. I was actually beginning to think it was going to work this time. Unfortunately, I was wrong. It is happening anyway! It is getting colder outside and there is even some talk of that four letter word that starts with an s and rhymes with Oh No!
This time of year there are some things you may want to do to minimize the damage of old man winter and to help keep your home safe and comfortable.
- Schedule an appointment with a reputable HVAC company to clean & service your furnace.
- Clean leaves and debris from your window wells and make sure the drains are clear.
- Inspect sump pump & battery backup, if installed, and ensure proper operation.
- Dont wait til its too late ..
- Remove debris from gutters and clear down spouts.
- Change batteries in smoke & CO detectors and electronic thermostats.
- Call a chimney sweep to clean and inspect your chimney or fireplace flue.
- Disconnect garden hoses from hose bibs even if your home is equipped with frost proof bibs.
- Take a walk around the exterior of your home. Observe the windows, siding, roof and doors. If something does’nt look right, call the appropriate contractor to come and make any necessary repairs.
- Gas up the snow blower; make sure your shovels are in good shape and stock up on snow-melt. Whether you want it to or not, its coming!
These are just some of the tasks you will want to perform. If you have any questions about these tasks or any others, feel free to call me. I love talking house!
Thanks for reading.
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