Winter-Proofing Your San Francisco Oasis

October 11, 2023

Winter-Proofing Your San Francisco Oasis

Winter-Proofing Your San Francisco Oasis:  A Manageable Home Maintenance Checklist

Living in San Francisco has its weather perks, but don't be fooled into thinking your home is immune to the elements. Water damage and heat loss can wreak havoc on your budget.

Here’s your handy checklist for making sure your home is ready for the winter months.

Step 1: Fortify Your Home Against Water Damage

Let’s start with protecting your home from water damage.

  1. October is a great time to check your roof. Ensure shingles are snugly in place. Don't forget to inspect the attic crawl space for any lurking moisture.
  2. Next, take a look at your your gutters and downspouts. Give them a thorough cleaning, and while you're at it, consider investing in some nifty gutter guards.
  3. Keep a keen eye out for cracks in the foundation and around windows. Fill them in promptly. Water stains and mold are your home's way of saying, 'Houston, we have a problem.'

Step 2: Bulletproof Your Home's Heat

Now, let's turn our attention to making your home a fortress of warmth. A well-functioning heating system can be the difference between cozy comfort and costly woes this winter.

  1. Start by running your heater for a test run to make sure it’s working properly. Listen for odd noises and check for strange odors. You don't want any heating hiccups in the middle of a chilly night.
  2. Don't forget to replace or clean your air filter – it's like giving your home's lungs a breath of fresh air. And for some extra savings and energy monitoring, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat.
  3. While you're at it, give your fire and carbon monoxide monitors a check-up – safety first!


If climbing to the roof and exploring your attic crawl space feel daunting, don’t hesitate to reach out to professionals for help. Feel free to get in touch with us, and we'd be thrilled to share our trusted experts with you.

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