Real Estate Maintenance - Preparing Your Home For Winter: Inside & Out

(Excerpt from the Newsletter by Carson Dunlop. For full version, please click on the picture)

Preparing Your Home For Winter: Inside & Out
 
 
At Carson Dunlop our main focus is educating you about your home and this information should help to set you up for a toasty winter to come.
 
Prevention is the key to a safe and comfortable winter. We'll address maintenance items for both the exterior and the interior of your property. Consider the list below as the days get shorter and you need an extra blanket at night.
 
10 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall
 
1. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

 

2. Test ground fault circuit interrupters (breakers and receptacles)

3 .Check auto reverse mechanism on garage door opener

 

  

4. Clean gutters


 

 
 

5. Make sure downspout extensions are in place and ground slopes down away from the building 

                                                                                                        
 

6.Turn off the outside hose faucets


 

 


 7. Set humidifier to on position and duct damper 


 


 8. Test sump pump 


 

 
 

9. Have chimney for wood burning fireplaces/wood stoves inspected and cleaned as needed 

10. Have the heating system serviced, including flushing the heat exchanger on high-efficiency furnaces and tankless water heaters/boilers

Antony Chan

Antony Chan

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CENTURY 21 King's Quay Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*
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