There are some parts of the country like Southern California in Florida where winter constitutes putting on a sweater for one day. That certainly is the case here in the Hudson Valley. We feel winter in all its glory! Not only do we have to break out the winter clothing at this time of the year but we also have to do some prep work around the house before turns too cold. Here are some the things you need to do to get your home ready for winter:
Freezing pipes or a big issue in this area. Conventional wisdom holds that if you allow water to drip then the pipes don’t freeze. That isn’t necessarily so. If you are that concerned about your pipes freezing, then you’re better off getting them insulated. The pipes that have to be insulated are the ones that are exposed down the basement. It’s easy to wrap them with insulating materials. This is definitely a DIY job you can take care of one Saturday morning.
Get Your Chimney Clean
If your house is lucky enough to have a working fireplace, then you need to make sure that fireplace is clean before you start in the winter. This is a job that is probably best left to professionals. Along with getting your chimney clean, you should also get your firewood ordered. You definitely don’t want to call around on Christmas Eve looking for wood!
Clear Your Rain Gutters
You might have already cleared your rain gutters at the beginning of fall. But that doesn’t mean they stayed clear. Any blockage that is there during the winter could create a frozen water dam. That leads to icicles, which look nice but could be a major hazard.
Get Rid Of Rubbish
Winter is a time where you stay indoors and get cozy and warm. You certainly don’t want to be surrounded by rubbish. One session with Junk King Hudson Valley can help you clear out all your unwanted furniture and other household goods. It’s also a perfect opportunity to make room in your closets. Remember, everything you turn over to Junk King has the opportunity to be dropped off at a charity. You can truly transform your home by clearing out all the winter rubbish today with help from Junk King Hudson Valley.