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Preparing Your Home for Winter: Essential Tips

Updated: Apr 4

As winter looms, it's crucial to get your home winter-ready. Here are some expert tips to ensure your space is cozy, safe, and problem-free throughout the chilly months:

1. Heating System Check-Up

Before the temperature plummets, ensure your heating system is up to the task. Schedule a professional inspection to guarantee it's in top condition for the cold season.

2. Window & Door Seal Inspection

Drafty windows and doors are notorious for letting in cold air. Seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulking to keep your home snug and warm.

3. Gutter Cleaning

Clear out debris from gutters to avoid ice dams that can potentially damage your roof during winter. Keep the water flowing freely.

4. Outdoor Faucet Maintenance

Prevent burst pipes by disconnecting garden hoses and shutting off outdoor faucets. Don't overlook this crucial step to safeguard against plumbing issues.

5. Chimney & Gas Fireplace Cleaning

Cleanliness is key for safe and efficient use. Ensure your chimney and gas fireplace are clear and unobstructed for a cozy winter indoors.

6. Emergency Preparedness

Be ready for the unexpected. Create an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, blankets, and non-perishable food. Also, keep rock salt or sand handy for icy pathways.

7. Prepare Your Outdoor Space

Protect outdoor furniture and trim branches that might cause damage during winter storms. Storing outdoor items shields them from harsh weather conditions.

By taking these proactive steps, you'll create a warm and welcoming haven for the winter. And for HomeBert members, remember your Home Manager is just a call away for any assistance with these tasks!

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