According to Punxsutawney Phil, there’s a good chance that winter will linger for a while longer here in Southeast Virginia. Now is a good time to look around and give your home some maintenance love before the next wave of freezing weather moves in. Although we generally have mild winters, homes in Suffolk, VA are still susceptible to damage from periods of snow, wind, and bitterly cold conditions. Take the opportunity to restock emergency supplies and address any items that may need repairing to improve your home’s efficiency:
-Winter storms bring the potential for power outages. Remember to fully charge electronic devices and have flashlights on hand with additional batteries. Update your first aid kit if needed and keep extra bottled water on hand.
-Protect your entryways from water damage by using heavy-duty floor mats and waterproof trays for boots and shoes.
-Check for drafty areas around doors and windows. Seal any cracks and install or replace weatherstripping as needed. Resolve any issues with your heating system right away.
-If your pipes are prone to freezing, let your faucets drip slightly when temperatures dip below freezing.
Do these cold days leave you longing for a new home this spring? Don’t worry! We can help you LOVE where you live. Let us play matchmaker and find the perfect home to suit your needs. REIN statistics for January 2022 reflect a median sales price of $281,000 with an average of 15 days on the market. Ready to buy or sell?
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