The following are upkeep items & repairs that should be completed before the bad weather arrives.
Gutters Are sure the gutters are clean. Gutters complete of debris including leaves & needles can lead to rot damage to wood on & in your property, infestations, foundation damage and water obtaining into your crawlspace or basement Watch for gutter leaks at the seams, often at the corners Downspouts ensure every section of downspout is securely fastened for the other, too as, to the gutter & the side from the residence. ensure any water is draining away from the home and doesn’t pool around or close for the foundation. Harm to foundations, driveways, and walkways can be the result. Any time water is allowed to pool close to your foundation, there is a risk of leakage into your house.
Trim all bushes & tree branches away from your electrical service wires (the wires from the power pole to your home), & building surfaces including your roof Fertilize the lawn to promote root growth Inspect all weather stripping & caulking around doors & windows. Replace where necessary to prevent cold drafts & increased heating fees.
Drain all outdoor water taps/spigot/hose bib to prevent water from freezing & rupturing the pipe leading towards the tap. If you don’t have frost-free faucets, you should consider insulating the tap using ready-made insulating covers (normally made of styrofoam & sold at house supply stores.)
Heating Servicing your furnace or boiler before winter ensures that …