Getting ready for Winter!

As the seasons start to change, so should the 
maintenance on your clients’ homes.

Now that the summer has ended, and the days have started to get shorter, your clients should be preparing their homes for the coming winter season. 

Foundation – Masonry – Exterior
Check foundation walls, floors, concrete and masonry for cracking, heaving or deterioration
Check chimneys for loose, deteriorated or missing mortar
Check gutters 

Check flashings around all vents, skylights and other openings
Trim back all tree limbs and vegetation away from home 

Heating and Cooling
Lubricate fan and motor bearings
Check fan belt tension 

Have well water tested and checked for safety
Winterize any exterior plumbing connections 

Doors and Windows
Check for loose or missing glazing putty
Check caulking for deterioration of all openings and joints between wood and masonry
Check weather-stripping 

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