Prepping Your Home For Winter

With the winter weather rapidly approaching, the time to prepare your home is now! 

Winter weather, such as rain, snow, and storms, can approach without any warning. During the fall season, while the weather is cooling down, is the time to prep your home so it stays safe and maintained throughout the winter months.

Home maintenance during fall can protect your home by ensuring there are no burst pipes during the subzero temperatures, no overwhelmed gutters, and no unprepared heating systems in the home. Not only will you preserve your house, but these tips will keep you and your family safe from the winter hazards.

Check off these 10 tips over the next month!


  • Clean gutters out, removing¬†leaves, twigs, and any debris
  • Turn off exterior faucets and drain them of water
  • Review the roof for any missing or damaged shingles
  • Prune all trees near your home


  • Check your heating system is in good condition before turning it on
  • Examine windows and doors for cracks and broken seals
  • Hire a chimney sweep clean to fully clear the chimney before lighting it
  • Restock your emergency supply kit with winter essentials such as a snow shovel and salt

Ensure that your home is ready for the winter months ahead. To get full protection year round, contact Mayer Insurance in Apple Valley, Minnesota for quality home insurance in the surrounding areas.