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Home Upkeep during Winter: How to Keep Your Property Values Up Through Proper Winter Home

By Todd Anderson
Sep 24, 2015

Wsnow-winter-chairs-seatsinter preparedness is essential in the Park City area, especially when it comes to your home. When you properly care for your home during the cold months, it can not only keep you warm, but can also maintain your property values.

Here are a few tips for winterizing your home.

Drain your outdoor watering systems. You should drain and blow out your sprinkler systems. In addition, you should ensure that your outdoor spigots are drained as well.

Ensure that your pipes are well insulated. Proper insulation of your pipes can help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. If your pipes are not well insulated, you should have your faucets open to a trickle to prevent freezing.

Install weather stripping. Use caulk and weather stripping around any doors and windows that may have large gaps that allow cold air in. You can also use expanding foam. Using shrinkable plastic over leaky windows can also help keep the cold air out.

Exterior drains and gutters should be free of debris. If your gutters and drains are not clear, they may back up when the snow melts. This can cause them to get weighed down and break, which can be costly to repair.

Tune up your furnace. Your furnace should be checked by a professional about every other year. Additionally, your furnace filters should be changed regularly. These steps will ensure that your furnace is working efficiently. Also, the filters collect dust and debris so when they are dirty, your furnace may have to work harder to warm your home.

Have your chimney inspected. Soot can collect in chimneys and clog it, which can be a fire hazard. Have your chimney inspected each year before the winter season to prevent serious issues.

Cover your outdoor furniture. Put a cover on your grill and any other outdoor furniture. Over time, cold and snow can damage wood and metal.

Proper home maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, as well as help you keep your property in the best shape possible.

If you would like more home care tips, the professionals at and KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate have the knowledge and experience to help you. If you are interested in selling or purchasing properties in the area, we can also help guide you through the process. We are here to help!

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