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Winter Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Winter weather can be harsh on your home. The below-freezing temperatures can cause a number of problems, including frozen pipes and roof damage. Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house's upkeep. Continuing to check on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. To prevent winter harm and avoid calling a professional in the middle of a blizzard, be sure to check these winter items off your home maintenance checklist: Request to get a printable checklist as a reminder!

  • Have the forced-air heating system inspected by a professional. Schedule an inspection in late summer or early fall before the heating season begins.
  • Check the fireplace for damage or hazards and clean fireplace flues. Have your fireplace professionally inspected.
  • Cover your air-conditioning unit.
  • Wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages. 
  • Seal cracks and gaps in windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping; replace if necessary.
  • Check the basement for leaks during thaws.
  • Inspect the roof, gutters, and downspouts for damage after storms.
  • Vacuum bathroom exhaust fan grill & lint from the dryer vent.
  • Vacuum refrigerator & freezer coils and empty and clean drip trays.
  • Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers.
  • Replace broken snow shovels, Service your snowblower, & Stock up on sidewalk salt and ice melt.


Your home is one of the most exciting purchases you will make.  It's also one of the most valuable assets you can own. It’s simultaneously the playground, retreat and castle for you and your family. Make sure you keep track of your warranties and maintenance records. Check this Home maintenance planner here. Deluxe Home Maintenance Log Book


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