Home Maintenance Difficulties in Winter: Why Moving Now is Best

The fall leaves, the cooler weather…the moving truck? Now that we are past the heat of summer, we can look forward to the cooler days outside. However, that also means winter is right around the corner, and with winter comes even more home maintenance.

Do not spend another winter in your home worrying about home maintenance chores! Consider how our independent living community at Menno Haven can take the weight off your shoulders without taking your freedom.

General Home Maintenance

With a quick Google search, you could find thousands of winter home maintenance checklists. Where to begin?!

Winterizing your home shouldn’t be taken lightly. Some of the most common checklist items include sealing leaks and drafts, organizing an inspection for your furnace and chimney, gathering materials for an emergency kit, taking care of any yard work that could cause problems (such as low-hanging branches), and much more.

Checking these items off your list could cost a few thousand dollars, depending on what you need to do and fix. Reduce your costs and worries this winter by making the move to Menno Haven.

Heating Issues

Cold weather safety is vitally important for aging adults.

We never know how cold it will be during the winter in South Central PA. When Mother Nature sends freezing weather to rip through the region, the threat of running out of gas (if that’s what heats your house) may top our list of concerns, and getting it refilled could take weeks during the busy months and cost much more than usual for an emergency fill.

If the power goes out and the temperature dips low, your pipes may freeze and burst. Fixing this issue could cost up to $2,000 or more, depending on the damage. You can take steps to prevent this, but it will take time, money, and effort to protect all the pipes in your house.

Any snowfall will eventually melt, and if your foundation is cracked from the wickedly low temperatures, it could flood your basement. A severely damaged basement could cost between $6,000 and $10,000 to waterproof.

Do not go another winter with the added worry of winter damage.

Snow Removal

In 2009, about 16,500 people in the U.S. were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries sustained when trying to remove snow, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Removing snow takes a lot of stamina and excursion. There are a lot of safety hazards when removing snow, and it’s not simply shoveling the sidewalk. Do not become another statistic and become injured while removing snow. At Menno Haven snow removal will no longer be a worry; we will take care of it!

Learn More About Independent Living at Menno Haven

Do not spend another winter anticipating all the home maintenance that is required. Enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle where any of life’s unexpected moments are taken care of by our outstanding team.

Menno Haven provides a world-class environment for senior independent living in Chambersburg, PA. Our location is the area’s largest and most well-respected retirement community, as we bring a holistic approach to meet the mind, body, and spirit of each individual.

Interested in learning more about Menno Haven? Contact us or call (717) 262-2373.