Winter is coming! It is only a matter of time before most of us will be spending a lot more time indoors, so it is important to make sure that your house is clean for you and prepared for any cold and snow. So what can homeowners do to prepare their homes for the coming cold?
Vacuum your entire home – vacuum under furniture, behind your refrigerator and in any place you typically overlook during a standard cleaning. No one wants to be stuck in a dusty home in the middle of a snow storm. Make sure that your gutters are cleaned out well before the temperature drops. Clogged gutters can lead to backed up, stagnant water that attracts insects as well as causes water damage to your home, and cleaning a gutter in the fall is significantly simpler than cleaning a frozen gutter in the winter. Also, change out air filters. They should be changed at least every sixty days, no matter what, but it’s even more important in the winter months when families spend so much more time inside.
Check HouseLogics’ suggestions for preparing and decorating your home for the winter months. Speak with a handyman in your community about crucial or overlooked tasks homeowners should complete before the first snow storm and ask homeowners in your area about their winter weather hacks and tips.
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