Soon winter will be here. That means it's time to take care of tasks that are yet undone to get your home ready for the season. As you do, keep home safety in mind in addition to preparing your home to winter weather conditions. Here are five key tips to compare to your checklist as you complete your winter-readiness routine.
Seek out and seal air leaks
Check the caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doors and make sure that gaps are sealed. And don't forget to check for and seal air leaks in places that are often overlooked such as gaps around the dryer vent, fireplace hearth, attic access door, plumbing in the kitchen and bathrooms, and the openings where utility lines enter your home.
Prevent and prepare for plumbing problems…