When the colder months are approaching, it is easy to get swept up in holiday plans and winter getaways. However, before you embark on your snowy adventures, be sure that your house is ready to withstand the winter weather. Here are some things you should do in advance of the cold to keep your house in tip-top shape.
Refill Propane Tanks
If you use propane for heat or even just for your fireplace, it is easy to forget that it might need a refill before winter. Contact one of the propane companies in Maryland to come take a look at your tank and refill it if necessary. You don’t want to get stuck without heat this winter!
Clear Your Gutters and Drainage
Hire someone to clean your gutters and drainage systems after the leaves have fallen in autumn (or do it yourself if you are able). Though they may be draining well when it rains, melting snow could cause debris to back the gutters up, which could result in real damage to your drainage system. Your gutters should also be kept clear so that ice does not form and cause irreparable cracks.
If you are lucky enough to have ample firewood, ensure that it is stacked and ready to go in a place that is easy for all to access. If you need to acquire it, do this before it is needed so you are not stuck without wood if bad weather hits. Some vendors and stores jack up the prices of wood during the cold months or when a storm is impending, so get what you need in advance so you aren’t forced to pay high prices.
Getting ready for the winter is easy. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday season.