This winter, not only do we have snow, hot chocolate, and holiday gifts to look forward to, but also modular home maintenance.
Okay, so maybe house maintenance isn’t quite as fun as the others, but it is essential to making sure that you and your family stay safe this holiday season. A little bit of housekeeping will go a long way in ensuring the safety of you and your modular home. Discussed below are some simple maintenance tasks you should be doing this winter.
Check the Furnace Filters Every 30 Days. In addition, you want to replace them at least every 90 days. Furnace filters do not cost that much, and replacing the filters will save you from costly repairs down the road.
Check Bottom Perimeter Enclosure. You want to make sure that the foundation is flush with your home. If not, use temporary skirting to prevent cold air and any potentially harmful elements from getting in. But do be sure to get that fixed ASAP if there are any issues.
Check the Crawlspace. The cold weather makes your home more susceptible to little critters from outside hoping to stay warm in your crawlspace. Since you probably don’t want to adopt any new critters this holiday season, if you find them in your house, be sure to get that taken care of.
Remove Ice Buildup. Icicles can be extremely dangerous and can cause damage to your roof and your drain. Make sure to clear any snow from your roof before removing ice.
Check Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Fires can start at any time and in any season, so make sure that your alarms are functioning properly just in case.
Put Insulation Tape Over Your Windows. Your windows should be double- or triple-paneled anyways, but extra insulation tape can’t hurt. Plus, it’ll help keep the heating bill down by keeping the windy draft out.
Whether you currently living in a modular home or are thinking of building a modular house, contact Nashua Builders—your best ally in modular construction.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Nashua Builders! Stay warm!
Elitzer, J. (2015). 29 Seasonal Modular Maintenance Tasks You Need to Be Doing. The Definitive Guide to Building Modular: Modular Homeowners.