We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Home Maintenance / October 16, 2018
From drafts to ice dams, the coldness of winter can do a number on your home. But with preventive maintenance, you can avoid potential repairs and other inconveniences you might encounter at home during an otherwise festive and joyful holiday season. Get your home prepped for winter with these following tips:
Inspecting Your Heating System
Your heating system is the most valuable equipment in your home for the cold winter nights. To keep it in good working condition, be sure to check everything in it. Change the air filter if it is full of dirt and dust. Clean it if it is reusable. A boiler type of heating system should be cleaned once a year. PVC vent pipes must be free of anything that would obstruct air flow.
Preventing Ice Dams
One of the common problems many homeowners face during winter is ice dam formation. This causes leaks to areas of your home like your siding and the other roof components, resulting in permanent damage. As early as today, get working on your roof before winter sets in. Remove any debris from your gutters to prevent water from pooling. Give your attic another layer of insulation, if needed.
Checking Exterior Pipes
Pipes that are exposed to the winter cold may expand and burst due to freezing. Insulate the pipes to prevent them from getting frozen, paying close attention to the areas in your home that are not heated, like your windows and doors. Your garden hose should be disconnected from your faucet, drained of water and kept in a shed or a warm garage.
Sealing Your Home’s Openings
Before drafts can make your home less comfortable, take action right away. Check your windows and doors if some parts need caulking. See if the weatherstripping has worn out so that it can be sealed. You can replace your windows or doors as well if your budget allows it.
When it comes to maintenance and other repairs, Handyman Connection of Matthews is your trusted source. You can count on our professionals to handle all your maintenance projects, especially those that help your home be prepared for winter. Give us a call at (704) 255-5626 for more information about our services. You may also fill out our form to request a estimate.