The Home Health Checks You Should Be Making In The New Year

The holidays might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re just out of winter. This is the season of the year when we can experience the most issues with our home and, as such, we’re going to take a look at a few of the health checks you should be taking a closer look at to ensure that your home is doing its job as effectively as it should.

Take A Look At Your Plumbing

Winter is one of the hardest times for the pipes in your home, and checking both the indoor and outdoor pipes to make sure that they are not frozen should be the number one priority after there has been a particularly cold snap. The winter can cause some bits of your faucets, like the rubber washers that control the flow of water, to become brittle and stretch out of shape, so you should look at some plumbing tips to improve the overall efficiency of your system if you’re noticing things aren’t turning as easily as they once did.

Take A Closer Look At The Roof

The forecast calls for more rain, which emphasizes the importance of having a sturdy roof. To ensure that your roof is in good condition, you should consider hiring a local roofing contractor to check for any damaged or missing tiles. Neglecting these issues can lead to leaks in your home, so it’s best to address them promptly. Additionally, now is a good time to clear any clogs in your guttering, as clogged gutters can also cause leaks.

Be Mindful Of Uninvited Guests

The cold weather might have you spending more time indoors, but you’re not the only one who’s looking for a little shelter. Pests, from bugs to rodents to even birds can find their way into your home, so if you’re hearing some new noises, like scratching in the walls, that may well be why and you should get in touch with pest control providers. Pests can cause real health issues in the home, not to mention damage to ventilation, wall materials, and more.

Mind Your Heating And Ventilation

During the winter months, you will likely be using your heating systems more frequently. However, both frequent use and lack of use can lead to a decrease in their efficiency over time. To ensure that your heating systems are functioning properly, it is recommended that you have an HVAC technician inspect them.

Take Care Of The Garden

Although the garden might be growing a lot more slowly in winter than it does for the rest of the year, you want to make sure that you take the trimmers to it if it’s overgrown. Bushes and trees that have been overgrown can result in falling branches that can cause property damage and even injury. What’s more, they make more organic debris that can be swept up in the wind and get trapped in your gutters.

The home needs a little extra care in the winter, just like us. Make sure you provide it with the tips above.

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