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Source: Gary Ladwig CMHI, A-Z Home Inspections

Old man Winter can do damage to your home so these are simple things you can do to save energy and repair costs.

  1. Change your furnace/ air conditioning filter
  2. Change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  3. Hook up your hoses to the hose bibs and check for leaks.
  4. Consider a seasonal maintenance check up on your air conditioner.
  5. Make sure your gutters are clean and pitched toward down spouts.
  6. Ensure that down spouts extend away from your home.
  7. Exterior GFCI electrical receptacles should be tested and or reset.
  8. Clear out window well drains and driveway drains.
  9. Check exterior wood surfaces for flaking paint and wood damage.
  10. Inspect roof from the ground for loose, curling, missing, cracking and cupping shingles. Binoculars work very well for this.
  11. Check masonry chimneys and siding for loose brick and mortar.
  12. Check chimney caps and vent openings for insect infiltration and bird nests.
  13. Look for water damage on fascia boards and soffits from over flowing gutters and down spouts.
  14. Check driveways and walkways for cracks and trip hazards.
  15. Check exterior wood steps and decks for slippery sections.

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