Winter Maintenance Tips

manufactured homes checklistFollowing are some suggested winter maintenance tips for manufactured homeowners.

  • Have your furnace or heating system checked and serviced by a licensed contractor at least once a year.
  • Clean or replace the furnace filter on forced hot air systems.
  • Set your heat no lower than 55 degrees as the temperature inside the walls where water piping is located is colder than the living spaces.
  • Add weather stripping around doors and caulk windows to guard against drafts and heat loss.
  • Make sure your pipes are adequately prepared to withstand a cold snap and remember to take extra precautions if you are going to be leaving your home, including shutting off your water.
  • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they do not damage your home or injure someone.
  • Make sure downspouts direct water away from the foundation.
  • Keep gutters clear of leaves, sticks and other debris to ensure melting snow can drain property.
  • Repair steps and handrails.
  • Check smoke detectors, fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries to ensure they are operating properly.
  • Make sure you have snow shovels and ice melting compound on hand.
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