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When preparing for winter, most homeowners would think to stock up their pantry and keep their wardrobes updated. Winter preparation priorities differ from household to household, but if there’s anything that you absolutely shouldn’t forget, it’s to prepare your home for the coming winter.

Today’s article from Mr. Fix-It, your local gutter caps company, provides a list of home maintenance tasks you should accomplish in time for the winter.

Have Your Furnace, Fireplace and Chimneys Inspected

The best time of year to hire a pro to make sure your furnace, fireplace, and chimneys are all working as they should is before the heating season begins in earnest.

Insulate Your Water Pipes

Most people would agree that having no running water at all is worse than having to take a cold shower. If you don’t want to choose between the two, insulate your water pipes so water could flow and be heated properly.

Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Ideally, these devices should be checked regularly, but winter is a good time as any, especially if you’ll be staying in.

Weatherproof Your Home

Seal and caulk all the gaps, cracks and holes around your doors, windows and just about any part of your home that might let the cold in. Weatherproofing your home ensures that the indoor temperature remains warm even when snow falls.

Mind Your Gutters

Clogged gutters won’t be able to drain water away from your home. To make matters worse, ice dams can form once it gets cold enough. This puts a strain on your roof. Invest in gutter caps to keep debris out of your gutters, as well as heated gutter covers so ice dams won’t form on your gutters. 

Give your gutters a fighting chance against extreme weather conditions by investing in a gutter protection system. Call Mr. Fix-It today at (804) 393-9927 too learn more about our products and services. We cater to Ashland, Virginia.