December Home Maintenance

While it may seem like summer outside, here is your December Home Maintenance Checklist of things to do before winter. And yes, it is coming!

Plan for it

I’m a big planner. Being prepared is what I live by. Be ready for winter. Don’t wait until winter to do these things. Get started on them now.

What do you need to buy in case of bad weather? Get things now rather than when everyone else is trying to buy the same things you are and they are nowhere to be found. Especially with the shortages we are experiencing. I’d rather buy it and return it, than not have it at all.

You’ve got all month to get these things done. Yes, there will be more home maintenance to do in January. That’s why it’s called maintenance. You are maintaining the value of your home.

December home maintenance things that are easy to do:

  • Reverse all of your ceiling fan blades to counterclockwise to push the warm air back down.
  • Cover your patio furniture to save from the winter elements and make it last longer.
  • Check your snow equipment and make sure everything is in good working order.

Things to schedule:

  • Chimney inspection – many house fires are caused by a cracked liner or chimneys that are blocked
  • Furnace check-up – yearly maintenance is much cheaper than allowing your furnace to quit working. Be sure to stock up on furnace filters now for the winter months ahead.

If you don’t know a chimney sweep or furnace guy, reach out to me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here. I can certainly tell you who is on MY DO NOT CALL LIST. After 34 years in real estate, I certainly have had some bad experiences and avoided many more situations with people who shouldn’t be in business.

December home maintenance things to do outside:

  • Inspect your trees for any broken limbs or branches hanging over your house. One bad storm could cause you major problems when those branches fall on your roof.
  • Clean your gutters now so snow can melt into them which will prevent ice dams later.

That’s a pretty simple list. The key to December Home Maintenance is to be winter-ready. That’s about all you have control over. The rest is out of your hands.

If you have questions, please call or text me at (913) 515-3250. I’m just a phone call away from your most pressing question. Call me or ask Google. But in my opinion, it’s always better to talk to a professional.

Look how many people Zillow just let down. Poor Zillow. I won’t let you down!

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