Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter

handymanWinter is just around the corner and now is the best time to make sure that your home is ready for this season. Be sure to ask the help of your local handyman.

Check Doors and Windows For Drafts

Did you know that a tiny 1/8 inch gap on your door is just like having a missing brick from the exterior of your home? Most drafts around windows and doors could be easily repaired through the installation of weatherstripping or by caulking around the windows.

Insulate Pipes and Plumbing

Spending a few minutes for prevention before winter starts could save you a lot of money on costly repairs of damages on the plumbing and pipes. Ask your handyman Myrtle Beach to insulate the pipes or use a heat tape or maybe a thermostatically regulated heat cable to prevent pipe burst. Do it now so you can prevent major problems later on.

Change Summer Screens With Storm Windows and Doors For Winter

Have your screens replaced with storm doors to keep the cold and rain out and make sure that it is nice and cozy inside your home.

Secure Air Intakes and Dryer Vents

Although it is a good idea for air intakes to be covered with a mesh or wire that would act as a barrier all year round, animals could still take advantage of even the tiniest opening especially during winter.

Remove Debris From The Gutter Downspouts

Precipitation in a short amount of time from winter storms would mean excess runoff and possible flooding. Downspouts and the gutter are your first line of defense when it comes to keep your home dry. Be sure that the downspouts don’t have any debris and water must also be channeled away from the foundation of your home. In case water is directed away from your house then you have higher chances that the moisture defenses of your home are doing their job.

Chance Furnace Filters

Furnace filters prevent particles and excess dust from circulating inside your house and aids in the efficient operation of your furnace. There are certain types of furnace that have metal filters which can be cleaned by vacuuming or rinsing. There are others that can be disposed and replaced with a new one.

Store Garden Hoses, Shutoff Water Spigots Outside Your House

Disconnecting as well as draining the exterior irrigation including the garden hoses will positively affect their longevity and help prevent bursting.

Inspect The Attic

You need to inspect your attic and make sure that it has adequate insulation and proper air ventilation.

Add More Insulation

If your attic doesn’t have enough insulation, you need to add more so you could reduce your heating bill.

Install a programmable thermostat

Any reputable, experienced, and skilled handyman will recommend the installation of a programmable thermostat because it can help in making your home more energy efficient.

Call The Handyman if you are looking for an expert who can maintain your home and make sure that you stay on top of your household maintenance, repairs, and improvement needs.

The Handyman
Myrtle Beach, SC