It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is getting chilly, and you’re probably starting to think about all the things you need to do to get your home ready before it’s too cold. Before winter arrives, it’s important to give your home a thorough cleaning to prepare for the cold weather. Here are five things you should clean before winter arrives:
Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from water damage, and it is important to keep them clean before winter arrives. Gutters can become clogged with leaves, twigs, and debris over the course of a year. If these items are not cleared out before winter, they can cause ice dams to form. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and seep into your home, causing serious damage to your foundation, walls, and ceilings. In addition, frozen water in gutters can cause the gutters to pull away from your home, resulting in costly repairs. By taking the time to clean your gutters before winter, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and hassle in the long run.
Doors and windows
Dirty windows can limit the amount of sunlight that enters your home, making it harder to ward off the winter blues and to stay warm during the daytime. While you’re at it, be sure to inspect all of your doors and windows to make sure they are properly sealed. If there are any cracks or gaps, seal them up with caulk to prevent cold air from coming in.
As the weather starts to cool down and we start to think about firing up our heating systems for the winter, it’s important to remember to clean them first. A clean heating system will operate more efficiently, use less energy, and help to improve indoor air quality. Have your heating system serviced before winter to make sure it is working properly. This will help to keep your home warm and to prevent any potential fires.
A clean chimney is essential for preventing dangerous fires in your home. A build-up of soot and creosote in your chimney can ignite, causing a devastating fire that can spread quickly and destroy your home. The period before winter is the perfect time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected, as you’ll be using it more frequently and there’s less chance of bad weather interfering with the cleaning process.
Rugs and carpets
Rugs and carpets can collect a lot of dirt and dust over the course of a year, and it’s important to clean them before winter sets in. Vacuuming and washing your rugs and carpets will help to remove any allergens that might be lurking in them, and it will also help to keep your home feeling fresh and clean.
By tackling these cleaning tasks before winter arrives, you’ll be able to reduce allergens, improve the indoor air quality in your home, and even save money on your heating bills by ensuring your home is well-insulated! If you’re looking for a helping hand to get you ready for the colder weather, contact us today for a complimentary quote!