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Just Do This in November

Gene and Katie Hamilton
Gene and Katie Hamilton

With trick-or-treating behind us and Thanksgiving approaching it’s time to take a look at this list and see what needs to be done before there’s a change in the weather. Most of these eight items deal with preparing for cold weather by plugging up leaks and making sure you have supplies you’ll need on hand.

The experts tell us time is well spent now preparing for foul weather that can damage our homes especially if the winter is a long and sustained one. You know the drill, do it now and be glad when the first squall or snow storm hits your neighborhood.

  • Replace filters in heating system and humidifier
  • Clean carpeting, upholstered furniture and draperies
  • Plug air leaks in siding or foundation with spray foam insulation
  • Install heat tape or pipe insulation around pipes near northern exposure
  • Insulate crawlspace walls
  • Inspect exterior lights and outlets
  • Mark driveway with stakes for snow
  • Tune up snow shovel and snowblower

And if you’re budgeting for a home improvement project in the future visit us at www.diyornot.com to find cost information and compare how much it costs to do it yourself vs. hire a contractor.

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November home checklist November home maintenance checklist

Do It in November Home Checklist

Gene and Katie Hamilton
Gene and Katie Hamilton

With trick-or-treating behind us and Thanksgiving approaching it’s time to take a look at this list and see what needs to be done before there’s a change in the weather. Most of these eight items deal with preparing for cold weather by plugging up leaks and making sure you have supplies you’ll need on hand.

The experts tell us time is well spent now preparing for foul weather that can damage our homes especially if the winter is a long and sustained one. You know the drill, do it now and be glad when the first squall or snow storm hits your neighborhood.

  • Replace filters in heating system and humidifier
  • Clean carpeting, upholstered furniture and draperies
  • Plug air leaks in siding or foundation with spray foam insulation
  • Install heat tape or pipe insulation around pipes near northern exposure
  • Insulate crawlspace walls
  • Inspect exterior lights and outlets
  • Mark driveway with stakes for snow
  • Tune up snow shovel and snowblower

And if you’re budgeting for a home improvement project in the future visit us at www.diyornot.com to find cost information and compare how much it costs to do it yourself vs. hire a contractor.

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November home checklist

Home To Do Checklist for November

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The end of the year is not far behind and so is a change in the weather. If the temperatures is changing to cooler and colder where you live, it’s a good idea to prepare for winter weather. The items for this month combine 7 basic cleaning jobs and inspections with specific suggestions for cold weather climates. If you live in a warm climate it’s still a good idea to look at these items especially the ones at the top of the list which will assure your heating and cooling system will work to peak capacity.  If you live in warmer climate, forget about those items specific to cold weather and concentrate on making your home clean and comfortable.

*** Replace filters in heating system and humidifier because dirty filters trap dust

*** Clean carpeting, upholstered furniture and draperies

*** Plug air leaks in siding or foundation with spray foam insulation

*** Insulate crawlspace walls

*** Inspect exterior lights and outlets

*** Mark driveway with stakes for snow

*** Tune up snow shovel and snowblower

If you’re considering a home improvement visit us at www.diyornot.com to find cost comparisons for hundreds of projects and compare how much it costs to do it yourself vs. hire a contractor for the job.

Categories
November home checklist

Do It In November Home Checklist

A125

The end of the year is not far behind and so is a change in the weather. If the temperatures is changing to cooler and colder where you live, it’s a good idea to prepare for winter weather. The items for this month combine 7 basic cleaning jobs and inspections with specific suggestions for cold weather climates. If you live in a warm climate it’s still a good idea to look at these items especially the ones at the top of the list which will assure your heating and cooling system will work to peak capacity.  If you live in warmer climate, forget about those items specific to cold weather and concentrate on making your home clean and comfortable.

Replace filters in heating system and humidifier because dirty filters trap dust

Clean carpeting, upholstered furniture and draperies

Plug air leaks in siding or foundation with spray foam insulation

Insulate crawlspace walls

Inspect exterior lights and outlets

Mark driveway with stakes for snow

Tune up snow shovel and snowblower

If you’re considering a home improvement visit us at www.diyornot.com to find cost comparisons for hundreds of projects and compare how much it costs to do it yourself vs. hire a contractor for the job.