​As colder weather creeps in, there are countless things that a wise homeowner will need to do to keep their investment protected throughout the winter. We can’t cover all of them in one post, but here are just a few simple tips to get you thinking about what may still need to be done around your home.

Unfortunately, the winter season is when most house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning happens. For that reason, it’s important to make sure your chimney is cleaned and inspected before you really start using it, and test out your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector to make sure your loved ones are protected.

Also, while low temperatures are a key source of issues, you may want to protect your home from other natural elements. For example, could your attic be a cozy home for some unwanted pests? Are the trees on your property a potential hazard?