Keeping Your Home Well Maintained
How To Keep Your Home Well-Maintained This Winter
It’s always smart to keep your home as clean and functional as possible, whether you are planning to sell or simply want to keep your home looking its best. Here are some ideas on how to keep your home well-maintained and in good condition during the winter season.
Keep The Floors Clean
Avoid tracking in water, dirt and snow on your floors to maintain their condition and lifespan. Using floor mats and rugs can help with this issue.
Clean Furnace Filters
During the winter you may use your furnace frequently, so remember to clean or change the furnace filters regularly.
Cover Your Air Conditioning
When you are not using your air conditioning unit, make sure you cover it. If you have window air conditioners, remove them during the winter.
Check The Vents
Ensure your air vents are clear and clean to maintain your heating system. A good idea to keep heat in during the winter is closing crawl space vents.
If the winter weather turns to snow and ice, make sure you maintain your driveway for safety. Remember to shovel the snow away and salt the pavement.
Check The Basement
With winter storms and heavy rainfall, it’s important to check on your basement and other lower levels of your home to see if you can prepare for possible flooding. Options to try and prevent this include keeping your gutters and storm drains clean, repairing cracks in windows and the foundation, testing your floor drains and installing a sump pump.
Depending on the climate, winter weather can be unpredictable. Make sure you and your family are prepared by having an emergency kit ready for any storms or other emergencies. Emergency kits usually have a first aid kit and supplies, flashlights and batteries, candles and matches, and some extra non-perishable food and water.