New Jersey Winter Home Maintenance

Your house is an investment that you want to keep in the best shape possible. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep down expensive repairs and ensure your family’s safety. 

-Check and either replace or clean furnace air filters each month during the heating season to ensure optimal performance.

-Clean humidifier two or three times during the winter season.

-Check fire and smoke detectors and ensure they are working properly.

-Check expiration date on fire extinguishers; recharge or replace if necessary.

-If you have a plumbing fixture that is not used frequently, run some water to keep water in the trap.

-Clean drains in dishwasher, sinks, bathtubs and shower stalls to prevent buildup and blockages.

-Test plumbing shut-off valves to ensure they are working and to prevent them from seizing.

-Examine windows and doors for ice accumulation or cold air leaks. If found, be sure to have them repaired or replaced.

-Check roof for ice dams or icicles which can cause major damage if left unnoticed.

-Keep snow and ice clear of gas meters, gas appliance vents, exhaust vents and basement windows.

-Monitor outdoor vents, gas meters and chimneys for ice and snow buildup.

-Check electrical cords, plugs and outlets – if worn, or if plugs or cords feel warm to the touch, replace immediately to prevent fire.

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