Winter Maintenance is basically any jobs that can be done no matter what the weather is like outside. If you are like me you probably didn’t get everything done in the Fall that you should have. Some of these things like painting or staining the deck will have to wait till the warmer weather but other things like door seals that no longer keep out the drafts could still get done on a milder day in the winter. If you have jobs like that and you have a regular handyman you could ask him to give you a call if there is a milder day when he could work out side. This is the time of year when everyone is not that busy and it is easier to get someone to help you do those winter maintenance jobs.
The following list of winter maintenance jobs is by no means inclusive and if you have anything that you think I should add to this list fill out the form at the bottom and I will add them.

  • Patch holes in drywall.
  • Add a fresh coat of paint where the paint is starting to look tired.
  • Oil hinges and drawer slides.
  • Clean the exhaust fan and hood over the stove.
  • Clean the exhaust fans in the bathrooms.
  • Clean the windows and remove inside screens to allow in as much sunlight as possible.
  • On a windy day check for air leaks with a smoke pencil.
  • Check that the damper is closed properly in the fire place. Consider installing glass doors on the fire place.
  • Check that exhaust fan pipes in the attic are vented outside and are insulated.
  • If you have a problem with ice-dams then you need to check the attic. The main cause of ice dams is warm air escaping into the attic.
  • Update your kitchen. A fresh coat of paint, new door handles and new taps can really make your kitchen look great again without spending a lot of money.
  • Update your bathroom. New paint and accessories can make a big difference without doing a total new bathroom.
  • Patch holes in drywall.
  • Paint doors and replace door handles.