Winter Home Maintenance

​It's winter time again, although it might not feel like it lately.

In the winter, you can use the time of year to make sure your home is thoroughly clean on the inside while also making sure your home is prepared for the winter weather. 

Don't wait for spring cleaning. Start your 2014 with a clean and protected home.

Gather up your winter time cleaning supplies

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  • ​Vents - Walk around the exterior and check the crawl space vents located at the foundation. Close any that are open.
  • ​Air Conditioning Unit - Protect your central air conditioning unit by using a cover. Remove and store window air conditioners away from the elements.
  • ​Garden Tools - Clean and and put away garden tools so they are ready to use in the spring. Move tools you may use more often in the winter to a convenient spot.​


  • ​Furnace Filters - Change or clean furnace filters. Consult manufacturer instructions for your furnace to determine how frequently the filters should be replaced or call out a professional.
  • ​Kitchen Appliances - Clean kitchen appliances on the inside and outside, including refrigerator coils.
  • Drains - Maintain clean drains by adding the following recipe: one-half-cup baking soda followed by one-half-cup white vinegar. After 10 minutes, flush with boiling water.

​​Have fun taking care of your home, and enjoy the winter weather when it shows up.


By Michael A. Baum

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File Under: ​Winter Tips

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