Winter will end in a few, and it’s going to be time to inspect your home for any signs of damage the coldest season of the year may have caused. Here are a few things to take note of to keep your home’s systems stable and long lasting.
It’s a good idea to check your plumbing each time the season changes. Different temperatures may be hard on your plumbing system and problems may occur when you least expect. Check your yard drains for any debris that may have collected over the winter. Your gutters and downspouts may have taken a beating, as well. Remove any debris. If your faucets don’t run the way they should, the cold may have led to a broken pipe due to freezing. It’s also time to adjust the water heater; keep it under 120 degrees F. Of course, check your basement for flooding. A flood alarm should help you monitor this.
Heating & Cooling
Your HVAC needs some thorough checking and cleaning. Schedule maintenance every year at least before winter. Right after winter, however, it won’t hurt to check it for damages. If something doesn’t add up, Actionplumbing.net advises calling an HVAC repair company Salt Lake City. Letting it run while damaged will lead to worse and costlier problems.
If the snow in your area is particularly heavy, your roof definitely needs inspection. Just like your other systems, schedule a yearly inspection and maintenance before winter. Right after winter, get on a ladder and check for any damage. Call your contractor immediately if you notice any holes, missing or broken shingles, etc. Remove any debris like leaves and branches. If there is no more snow, or if most of it has melted, use a pressure washer to clean your roof. Your lawn and driveway could also use the same cleaning.
Your home has protected you all winter. Let it do its job all year, every year by ensuring all the systems are functioning in top condition.