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Winter Weatherization: A Top-to-Bottom Guide by Cleaning and Handyman Services

As, winter knocks on our doors with a frosty greeting, preparing our homes for the chilly months ahead. We're not suggesting you turn your living room into an igloo, but a little winter weatherization goes a long way. We at Top to Bottom Handyman Services have compiled a practical guide for home maintenance. Let's dive into the winter wonderland of home care, from the rooftop to the cozy carpet beneath your feet.

Roof and Attic Inspections:

Your home's roof protects it from rain, snow, and the occasional noisy bird. Please give it a little TLC by inspecting it for loose shingles or any signs of wear and tear. Remember, a well-maintained roof is your first defense against Jack Frost's mischievous antics.

Your gutters may be feeling underappreciated lately. Show them some love by clearing out debris and ensuring water flows smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to icy surprises and potential water damage, so let's avoid turning your home into a winter waterpark.

Heating System Check:

Your heating system is the unsung hero of winter comfort. Before the cold sets in, ensure your heating system is in tip-top shape. Replace filters, check for any unusual sounds, and give it a test run. To run a test, start the furnace and monitor your thermostat as it operates. Confirm that the thermostat indicates a rise in your home's temperature. If there's no noticeable change within 15 to 20 minutes, it's advisable to contact your local HVAC company for a thorough inspection and necessary repairs. If the warmth spreads, you're likely in the clear without any concerns. Your future self will thank you when you're snug as a bug in a rug.

Floor and Carpet Maintenance:

Winter doesn't just bring frosty weather; it also tracks in mud, snow, and a medley of mystery substances. Consider it a seasonal game of "What's Stuck to My Shoe?" Be proactive with doormats, shoe trays, and regular floor cleaning. Your carpets will appreciate the effort, and so will your sanity.

There's nothing quite like the crackle of a warm fire on a chilly night. But before you cozy up, have a professional inspect your chimney and fireplace. It's the responsible adult version of ensuring the campfire won't spontaneously become a disaster.

Exterior Wall Checks:

Exterior walls are like the cozy blankets for your home. Check for cracks or gaps and seal them up like a winter detective solving the case of a drafty home. Your energy bill will thank you, and you'll feel like a superhero defending your fortress against the cold.

Outdoor Area Prep:

The great outdoors might be a winter wonderland, but your outdoor spaces need a little TLC, too. Store patio furniture, cover delicate plants, and disconnect hoses to avoid frosty surprises like frozen pipes or busted hoses. It's like giving your garden a warm winter hug.

As we welcome the winter breeze, a little home maintenance can go a long way. With Top to Bottom Handyman as your trusty sidekick, you'll be ready to face the cold with a cozy smile. For more details on Top to Bottom’s services email us here or call us at 803-669-6340.

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