Winter Maintenance

Winter Home Checkup

Winter Maintenance

Schedule a routine inspection for your seasonal home checkup. A home well cared for, through good maintenance practices, is the best way to protect your investment. Below is a list of important Winter Maintenance:

Vacuum bathroom fan grilles, radiator grilles on back of refrigerators and freezers, and empty and clean drip trays.

Check door and window locks and hardware, and lighting inside and outside of the house.

Check all faucets for signs of dripping and change washers if needed. Faucets requiring frequent replacement of washers may be in need of repair.

If you have a plumbing fixture that is not used frequently, such as a laundry tub or spare room sink, tub or shower, run some water briefly to keep water in the trap.

Clean drains in dishwasher, sinks, bathtubs and shower stalls.

Examine windows and doors for ice accumulation or cold air leaks. If found, make a note to repair in the spring.

Test plumbing shut-off valves to ensure they are working and to prevent from seizing.

Check electrical cords, plugs, and outlets for all indoor and outdoor seasonal lighting to ensure fire safety; if worn or if they feel warm to the touch, replace immediately.

If you are looking for help and need a Certified Home Inspector, please contact us,