Winter Maintenance Tips & Tricks

Winter Maintenance Tips & Tricks

Winter weather can be harsh on your home. The below-freezing temperatures can cause a number of problems, including frozen pipes and roof damage. To prevent winter harm and avoid calling a professional in the middle of a blizzard, be sure to check these winter items off your home maintenance checklist:

 • Cover your air-conditioning unit.

• Check the basement for leaks during thaws.

• Inspect the roof, gutters, and downspouts for damage after storms.

• Vacuum bathroom exhaust fan grill.

• Vacuum refrigerator and freezer coils and empty and clean drip trays.

• Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers.

• Stock up on sidewalk salt and ice melt.

• Set up mouse traps, as needed.