December 2015

Top Handyman in St. Louis Tips For Winter Preparedness.

December 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  • Check for gaps in insulation or crawl spaces that expose pipes to cold air and the risk of freezing and bursting.
  • Have your HVAC system cleaned and checked before cold weather sets in. Don’t forget to change the filter and make sure the humidifier.
  • Block drafts around doors and windows by making sure they are properly caulked on the outside and use weather stripping on the inside.
  • Install storm doors and windows to improve energy efficiency and keep drafts at bay.
  • If you have a fireplace have a chimney sweep clean and check it. Remember to use a CSL log for the first fire, and check the vents.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clean and free of debris.
  • Check your roof for missing or damaged shingles that need replacing.
  • Put away hoses for the season and if you can, shut off the water supply at each hose bib.
  • Flush water heater to get rid of build up sediment to increase efficiency.
  • Check smoke and CO detector batteries.
  • Inspect and clean out your dryer vent. (fire hazard)
  • This is also an excellent time to plan and schedule remodeling projects for the spring. For your personal consultation with our design team to help plan out your next project, just call 314-3078355.