Winter Home Maintenance

Winter Maintenance Tips  

  • Remove screens from windows and install storm windows
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts
  • Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic
  • Store firewood at least 30 feet away from your home
  • Familiarize responsible family members with the gas main valve and other appliance valves
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
  • Make sure all electrical holiday decorations have tight connections
  • Check the attic for adequate ventilation
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
  • Test all ground-fault-circuit-interrupter (GFCI) outlets

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