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Home Improvement  /  December 11, 2020

Your Handy Winter Maintenance Checklist for 2020

Our area may only get an average of one inch of snow per year, but this shouldn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare your home for the chilly days of winter. Here are some essential maintenance chores to get done during the winter.

Fix Drafty Doors and Windows

A eighth of an inch gap in between your door and the floor or between the jambs and the frame of your window can produce a draft like you’re missing a brick on your wall. Head to your local handyman station for some weatherstripping and caulk to get these gaps sealed right away.

Freeze Protection for Plumbing Pipes

Frozen pipes can be an expensive problem during winter. Luckily, this is easily prevented by installing adequate insulation. You may use insulation, heat tape or thermostatic controlled heating to keep your plumbing system safe against common winter problems.

Summer Screens and Storm Doors

Get rid of the summer screens on your doors, and replace them with sturdier winter storm doors. These are easily available in your local handyman shop and can be installed DIY with minimal equipment.

Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts

Ice dams can cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage on your roof. Clean out your gutters and downspouts to prevent this type of problem. Invest in a telescopic attachment to your garden hose so you can flush out the dirt and debris in your gutters safely from the ground.

Replace Your Furnace Filters

HVAC experts recommend replacing filters at least once every 30 days depending on how much dust and soot has accumulated. Head to your local handyman shop for fresh filters before you turn on your heating system for the season.

Finish your winter chore list with reliable equipment and help from our experts at Handyman Connection® of Grapevine. Call us at (817) 527-3600, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on services today.

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