How To Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is coming. For some people, that’s a good thing. They love the cold and the snow. Nothing beats bundling up in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Of course, it’s only when you have to venture out in the cold and snow that it becomes a problem! There a lot of things you need to do to get your home ready for winter. Here’s a good checklist to take care of in the coming days.

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Order Your Firewood

If you have a fireplace, then you want to make sure you have plenty of decent firewood ready. Hardwoods such as oak, maple or beach are perfect for firewood. It also helps if the firewood has been season for at least a year. In other words, it needs to have been cut down and kept in dry storage for that amount of time. Your own firewood should be stored away from your house preferably covered. Just be sure to shake it off before you bring it into the house to make sure you’re not also bringing in some bugs!

Clean Your Gutters

Icicles are a part of any winter storm but there also an indication that your rain gutters are clogged. It’s only one water builds up and overflows doesn’t form into an icicle. Clogged gutters can also create problems in your roof by causing leaks. Additionally, you want to make sure whatever water comes down from the gutter pours away from your house. It’s not a bad idea to dig trenches so that the water flows out into the street.

Seal Up the Cracks

You should inspect your home for cracks anywhere there is cement. That includes your foundation, driveway and patio. If water gets into that crack in phrases it can expand and make the crack a bigger problem.

Winterize Your Windows and Doors

Creating a warm home is a challenge if all of that hot air is seeping out of your windows and doors. Before it gets too cold, you should check caulking around your windows and doors. You can get a doorstop to prevent cold air from blowing in. You should also repair any crack windows.

Get Rid Of Winter Clutter

You might have a lot of winter clutter in your garage, basement and closets. This would be any object that you once used in the winter but aren’t using any longer. It could be sweaters, snow boots, skis or a broken snowblower. All of that stuff can be removed with a single junk removal session from Junk King Cleveland. Just think about how much space you’ll get back once you’ve gotten rid of all of that stuff. The best way to get your home ready for winter is to get rid of the junk with help from Junk King Cleveland.

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