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The most wonderful month of the year!

Monthly Resident Checklist

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Winter Home Maintenance

Winter home maintenance is crucial to ensure your home remains comfortable, energy-efficient, and safe during the colder months. Here's a comprehensive winter home maintenance checklist to help you prepare:

1. Insulate Windows and Doors:

  • Check for drafts and seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulk.

  • Consider using draft stoppers at the base of doors.
     

2. Check Heating System:

  • Schedule a professional inspection for your furnace or heating system.

  • Replace filters regularly.

  • Bleed air from radiators, if applicable.
     

3. Insulate Pipes:

  • Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and bursting.

  • Disconnect garden hoses and shut off outdoor water faucets.
     

4. Clean Gutters:

  • Remove leaves, debris, and ice dams from gutters and downspouts.

  • Ensure proper drainage away from the foundation.
     

5. Roof Inspection:

  • Inspect the roof for damaged or missing shingles.

  • Trim overhanging branches to prevent ice dams.
     

6. Chimney Maintenance:

  • Schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning if you use a fireplace.

  • Ensure the damper is working correctly.
     

7. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

  • Replace batteries and test these safety devices.
     

8. Seal Exterior Gaps:

  • Inspect the exterior of your home for gaps or cracks.

  • Seal gaps with caulk or other appropriate sealants.
     

9. Check Insulation:

  • Ensure adequate insulation in the attic and walls.

  • Consider adding more insulation if needed.
     

10. Winterize Air Conditioning Systems:

  • If applicable, cover or insulate your air conditioning unit.
     

11. Winterize Lawn Equipment:

  • Prepare and store lawn equipment for the winter.

  • Consider using fuel stabilizers in gas-powered tools.
     

12. Emergency Kit:

  • Assemble or update an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, blankets, and non-perishable food.
     

13. Snow Removal Equipment:

  • Check and maintain snow blowers, shovels, and ice melt supplies.

  • Ensure easy access to snow removal tools.
     

14. Test Backup Generators:

  • If you have a backup generator, test it to ensure it's in working order.
     

15. Inspect and Clean Windows:

  • Clean windows to maximize sunlight.

  • Consider using insulating curtains or window film.
     

16. Winterize Outdoor Furniture:

  • Clean and store outdoor furniture or use covers.
     

17. Prepare for Vacation (if applicable):

  • Set thermostats to a safe temperature.

  • Ask a neighbor or hire someone to check on your home.
     

18. Check Home Insulation:

  • Ensure that the insulation in your walls, attic, and basement is in good condition.
     

19. Reverse Ceiling Fans:

  • Set ceiling fans to rotate clockwise to circulate warm air.
     

20. Monitor Humidity Levels:

  • Maintain indoor humidity levels to prevent dry air and potential damage.
     

Regular maintenance is key to preventing problems and ensuring a comfortable and efficient home during the winter months. Keep in mind that some tasks may require professional assistance, so don't hesitate to seek help when needed.

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🎄🎅 You're Invited to the 2nd Annual Christmas Extravaganza! 🎅🎄

 

Join us for a Family and Kids Friendly Event at Perry Homes!

🌟 Featuring Santa and the Grinch! 🌟

 

Capture the magic of the season with:

📸 Pictures with Santa and the Grinch

Cherish the moment and take home a special keepsake photo.

🍭 Christmas Snacks

Indulge in delightful holiday treats that will tickle your taste buds.

🎨 Crafts

Unleash your creativity with festive crafts for the whole family.

🗓 Date: Saturday, December 16

🕰 Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

📍 Location: Perry Homes

7214 Rosette Place

San Antonio, TX 78254

United States

 

Don't miss out on the joy and laughter!

Please RSVP to ensure there are enough goodies for everyone!

Let's make this holiday season unforgettable with laughter, joy, and the magic of Christmas! 🎅🤶🎁

A lot of people are getting sticker shock with these home prices and high interest rates. Many are not sure if they should buy a home right now. Do not let these interest rates stop you from home ownership. You can still buy a home and work out the finances later. Let us tell you how.

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