Home or Building Preventative Maintenance

Home or Building Preventative Maintenance

Home Preventative Maintenance for Winter

Winter is coming, make sure the maintenance on your house or building is up to par to withstand the cold weather. When the weather gets cold, things tend to break in old homes or buildings. That’s why it is important to do preventative maintenance before something big happens and makes the winter just that much more difficult to bear. Here are five preventative check ups to do during the autumn months.

Inspect Your Roof

Make sure your roof is ready to withstand snow and ice this winter. Many times, old houses have shingles that are curled up and ready to break. If that’s the case, then it is likely the roof also has leaks and cracks scattered throughout the area. To ensure your roof doesn’t become more damaged with the harsh winter conditions, be prepared to have the shingles and cracks fixed before the first snowfall.

Check Your Pipes

Old pipes run rampant throughout bustling cities which can become a disaster story in the winter. When the cold weather comes, old pipes freeze up and burst leaving homes and buildings without and water potentially for weeks. This can be a terrifying and life threatening experience for everyone involved. To avoid such a catastrophe, check your pipes before the cold front comes. Make sure they are up to code and they are able to withstand ice. Also, be sure to turn off and drain all outside spigots to prevent any possible pipe bursts.

Clean the Gutters

Autumn colors come and go fast leaving tons of leaves scattered throughout outside nooks and crannies. This can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but it is also a big clean up time too. Once the majority of the leaves have fallen, clean out the roof gutters to allow for smooth drainage throughout the chilly months.

Have the HVAC System Cleaned

HVAC systems can get dirty and grime-filled during the months they aren’t in use. In order to get the most out of an HVAC system in the winter it is important to clean it out. Although you might consider cleaning it out by yourself, HVAC systems can be difficult and tedious to clean so it is recommended that you hire a specialist if you aren’t well versed with heating and cooling systems.

Weather strip the Windows

The winter months can make heating bills sky-high and unbearable to stand and sometimes the building is still chilly! Luckily there is a quick way to fix this issue. Adding weather stripping and caulking to the windows of a home or a business can help the building to retain more of the heat, eliminating the need for out of this world heating bills.


To make sure your winter months are as stress free as possible, complete these preventative maintenance projects before its too late. A little time working on these projects in the autumn can go a long way in the winter if you focus on the well-being of your home or building.


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