A Fresh Start: Your New Year Home and Property Checklist with DRYmedic

As the New Year approaches, it's the perfect time to embark on a journey of renewal and preparedness for your home. DRYmedic is here to guide you with a comprehensive checklist, ensuring your property is safe, healthy, and ready for the adventures the upcoming year holds.


1. Exterior Inspection for Winter Resilience:

  • Check the roof for any loose or damaged shingles.
  • Inspect gutters and downspouts for debris to prevent water buildup.
  • Ensure proper sealing around windows and doors to keep the cold out.

2. Fire Safety and Security Check:

  • Test smoke detectors and replace batteries.
  • Verify the functionality of carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Inspect and update your home security system if applicable.

3. Winterize Your Plumbing:

  • Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing during cold weather.
  • Check for any leaks or drips and address them promptly.
  • Know the location of your main water shut-off valve in case of emergencies.

4. HVAC System Maintenance:

  • Schedule a professional inspection and cleaning of your heating system.
  • Replace air filters to ensure optimal air quality.
  • Consider installing a smart thermostat for energy efficiency.

5. Indoor Air Quality Enhancement:

  • Clean and dust vents to improve air circulation.
  • Consider using air purifiers to eliminate pollutants.
  • Check for and address any signs of mold or mildew.

6. Emergency Preparedness Kit Review:

  • Ensure your emergency kit is well-stocked with essentials.
  • Include important documents and contact information.
  • Familiarize family members with the kit's contents and location.

7. Home Interior Refresh:

  • Declutter and organize living spaces for a fresh start.
  • Deep clean carpets and upholstery.
  • Inspect and clean the chimney if you have a fireplace.

8. Exterior Landscape Planning:

  • Trim trees and bushes away from the property to prevent damage.
  • Plan for spring landscaping projects.
  • Consider installing outdoor lighting for safety and aesthetics.

9. Review and Update Insurance Policies:

  • Assess your homeowners and property insurance coverage.
  • Ensure it aligns with your current property value and potential risks.
  • Understand the specifics of coverage limits and deductibles.

10. Connect with DRYmedic for a Property Health Check:

  • Schedule a property health check with DRYmedic.
  • Address any lingering issues or concerns from the past year.
  • Discuss proactive measures for a resilient and secure property.

Embark on the New Year with confidence, knowing your home is prepared for whatever comes its way. DRYmedic is your partner in creating a safe, healthy, and resilient living environment. Let's make the transition into the New Year a seamless and secure experience together.


Wishing you a joyful and prosperous New Year from the DRYmedic team!