Monday, November 10, 2008

Pascack Valley NJ Tips For Winterizing Your Home

The weather is beginning to feel like Fall in the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County New Jersey. Before long old man Winter will be upon us so now is the time to get ready to Winterize Your Pascack Valley Home. The following is our HammersTeam's Cool Weather Check List.

1. Seal & Insulate Windows & Doors with caulk or plastic

2. Block Drafts with A/C covers and Door Drafter Stoppers

3. Check your Furnace & Thermostats to make sure they are operating properly

4. Replace Screens with Storm Windows

5. Turn outside water faucets off

6. Drain outdoor hoses and store in shed or basement

7. Have chimneys cleaned

8. Keep firewood for fireplaces stored away from the house

9. Rake & blow leaves away from the home per town ordinances

10. Clean gutters

11. Repair any leaders and downspouts to assure proper drainage

12. Trim all bushes in landscaping and clean up garden beds & store all gardening tools as well as pots & planters

13. Check snow blowers and shovels

14. Replenish rock salt supplies

15. Have outdoor water sprinklers winterized by a professional

16. Have pools winterized by a professional

17. Remove window air conditioning units and store in a dry place

18. Cover outdoor Central Air Conditioning Units to protect from weather

19. Put Basement Windows Well Covers over the basement windows

20. Cover the outdoor furniture

When the weather is mild it's easy to forget these things but once it turns cold it could be too late. So be sure to Winterize Your Pascack Valley Home by following HammersTeam's Cool Weather Check List.

If you or anyone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling a Pascack Valley Home, call Lisa & Bob at (201)218-6802.

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