Warm fireplaces, family, friends, hot cocoa, sleigh rides. These are some things that people think of and look forward to in the winter months. While there are certainly a lot of good things to look forward to in winter, there are a lot of precautions that you need to take to get your house ready for winter. Our team of insurance experts at Blue Hen Insurance LLC in Middletown, DE is happy to provide you with a guide.
Get things inspected and prepared for winter
There are a few things that you should have a professional inspect and help you with getting prepared for winter. If you have a wood stove or a fireplace, you should have a professional chimney sweep clean your chimney and make sure that everything works properly. Next, make sure that you have enough wood for the winter. If wood is not your primary source of heating, call a professional to check your home heating system to make sure it is running well.
Another thing that should be inspected is your roof. Hire a professional to make sure that there are no cracks where critters, water, and cold air could come into your home.
The following things still need to be inspected, but you do not need a professional to inspect them:
- Inspect and seal doors and windows
- Check trees and cut back branches that are close to the house
- Seal masonry and hard surfaces
- Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
- Make sure things are properly insulated
- Make sure everything is ready for snow removal
Other winter preparations
Once everything has been inspected, other preparations should be made before winter hits.
- Clean gutters
- Reverse ceiling fans
- Prepare lawn equipment by draining fuel from small gas-powered engines
- Cover patio furniture
- Check your insurance coverage
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