Be Prepared This Winter

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

House Exterior

  •  Caulk
  •  Clear Away Debris from Downspouts
  •  Check Outdoor Lighting and Replace Bulbs
  •  Clean Gutters
  •  Check Vents and Openings
  •  Split and Stack Firewood
  •  Clean Off Debris from Roof
  •  Inspect Roof and Fix Damage
  •  Rake Away Debris from Around Foundation
  •  Check Heating Fuel Levels and Refill
  •  Buy Ice Melt and Sand

House Interior

  •  Check and Replace Weatherstripping
  •  Wash and Store Screens and Storm Doors
  •  Caulk
  •  Get Furnace Serviced
  •  Get Chimney Swept
  •  Replace Furnace Filter
  •  Check Smoke Detectors
  •  Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  •  Reverse Ceiling Fan Direction
  •  Flush Hot Water Heater
  •  Set Thermostat for Winter
  •  Close Vents in Unused Rooms

Decks and Porches

  •  Empty and Store Planters
  •  Sweep
  •  Wash and Store Rugs
  •  Wash Windows
  •  Clean and Store Grill
  •  Clean and Store Patio Furniture
  •  Wash and Store Pillows and Cushions
  •  Inspect and Repair Deck Boards
  •  Clean Ceiling Fans

Pool

  •  Close Pool
  •  Deflate and Store Pool Toys
  •  Wash and Store Pillows and Cushions
  •  Clean and Store Deck Furniture
  •  Empty and Store Planters
  •  Wash and Store Patio Umbrella
  •  Inspect and Repair Deck Boards

Garden

  •  Mow and Trim Final Time
  •  Repair Fence
  •  Remove Old Plants
  •  Mulch/Cover Fallow Rows
  •  Plant Winter Cover Crop
  •  Plant Fall/Winter Crops
  •  Set Up Frost Cloth
  •  Turn Compost

Barn and Garage

  •  Organize Tools and Equipment
  •  Sweep
  •  Discard Trash and Clutter
  •  Service Equipment
  •  Bring Out Snow Shovel and Sled

Car

  •  Check Tires
  •  Check Antifreeze and Washer Fluid
  •  Stock Emergency Kit
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