How to prepare your home for winter

By Brooke Strickland

snowflakes and frost on window pane close up

The first day of winter is officially December 21st. Is your home ready? The air is chilly and the winter weather is definitely making its way into our area, so here are some helpful ways on how to prepare your home for winter.

 


Tip #1: Make sure your outside pipes are protected.

This is a big one! When water freezes, it will expand and that means that any water that is left inside the pipes could cause your pipes to freeze too. This could risk significant damage to your pipes, as the pipes could crack or even burst. If you haven’t already done this, make sure all the outside faucets are drained and your hoses are disconnected. Then, cover the faucets with a quality foam insulator that will serve as a protective cover.

Tip #2:  Make sure your furnace system is ready to tackle the cold.
Nothing is worse than turning on your heater and not having it work! Make sure that your heating system is ready to tackle the cold weather by scheduling an annual service appointment by a professional heating company. They will clean the filters and make sure all the inside electrical components are working well, so you can be sure that you’re good to go for the whole winter season.

Tip #3: Clean, clean, clean.
The winter weather often brings flu viruses and other germs that cause sickness. Get rid of those germ-ridden areas by staying on top of regular cleaning throughout your home. Make sure your kitchen counter tops are cleaned thoroughly, as gastrointestinal viruses can be spread through contaminated food and surfaces. Reduce your risk of getting sick by sanitizing your space as much as possible, especially in your bathroom. The toilet handle and sink faucet handles are places that should be cleaned often. If you don’t have the time or energy to set aside time to clean the way you should, contact our team at Fresh Nest Cleaning today for a free quote on getting regular cleaning appointments set up.

Winter means that you’ll likely be inside a lot more, so it’s important that your space is clean and comfortable, and the feeling of having a clean home is like no other! We can help get your space clean and sanitized well, so you can head into winter with confidence.

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