New England’s unpredictable and harsh winters necessitate thorough home preparation to avoid unwelcome surprises and ensure a warm, cozy season. At Tuck Home Services (THS), we are well-acquainted with the local climate and its demands and are happy to share some indispensable home maintenance tips to help you brace for the coming winter.
- Inspect Your Heating Systems:
Before the temperature drops significantly, ensure that your heating systems are functioning optimally. Schedule professional maintenance for your furnace or heating system to detect any issues early. Replace the furnace filter and consider insulating your pipes to prevent them from freezing and bursting.
- Seal Windows and Doors:
Examine your doors, windows, and walls for any gaps, cracks, or leaks. Apply weatherstripping around doors and windows, and use caulk to seal any cracks in your walls or foundation. This will help keep the cold air out and the warm air in, reducing energy consumption and heating costs.
- Clean Gutters and Downspouts:
Remove leaves, debris, and any blockages from your gutters and downspouts to prevent ice dams from forming. Ensure that downspouts are directing water away from the foundation to avoid structural damage and flooding in your basement or crawl space.
- Prune Trees and Shrubs:
Trim overgrown branches and remove dead limbs from trees and shrubs, especially those close to your home or power lines. This will reduce the risk of property damage or power outages due to falling branches during heavy snowfall or ice storms.
- Check Your Roof:
Inspect your roof for any missing, damaged, or loose shingles and repair them promptly. Clear any debris from the roof and ensure that your attic has adequate insulation and ventilation. This will help prevent ice dams and protect your home from water damage.
- Winterize Outdoor Faucets and Irrigation System:
Disconnect and drain hoses, and turn off water to outdoor faucets to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Also, drain your irrigation system and insulate backflow preventers to avoid damage.
- Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
The risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months due to the use of heating equipment. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home and test them monthly to ensure they are working correctly.
New England winters can be challenging, but with thorough preparation, you can mitigate risks and enjoy a comfortable, secure season. Tuck Home Services is here to assist you in every step of your winter preparation journey, providing expert services to ensure your home remains safe and warm throughout the chilly months.
Protect your home and family from the harsh New England winter with professional snow removal services from Tuck Home Services. We have the experience, equipment, and expertise to keep your driveway and walkways clear and safe, no matter the size of the storm.
Looking for Snow Removal This Winter? Why choose Tuck Home Services?
- Experience: We have cleared over 4000 driveways since 2015 and work with over 100 customers in the Campton Thornton Woodstock area.
- Professionalism: Snow removal is our business, not a winter hobby. We are fully insured and bonded, and our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.
24/7 service: We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to clear your snow, no matter the time or day of the storm.
- Communication and customer service: We pride ourselves on our excellent communication and customer service. We will keep you updated on the storm and our progress, and we are always here to answer your questions.