Skip to content
Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter Home Maintenance Tips


Winter Home Maintenance Tips: Why Now's the Perfect Time

The chilly season has begun, and it is the perfect time to tackle these winter home maintenance tips! Getting all your upkeep out of the way early will allow you to benefit from a cosy and energy-efficient home all season long.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Tackle These Tasks Before the Cold Arrives.

Preventative maintenance helps you avoid costly repairs. Thankfully, Autumn and Winter days throughout most of SA are temperate so you can work comfortably.

As they say, "A stitch in time saves nine". So, take advantage of these handy home maintenance tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the enjoyment of your abode.

Pay attention now and see if Autumn exposes any weaknesses in your home's defences.

Elementary Winter Home Maintenance Tips

The following tips will protect your home from the elements (geddit😉).


The cold weather will slow down decomposition, so expect less activity in your compost bin. But if you want to keep the momentum going so that you have an ample supply of nutrient-rich compost for your spring garden beds, there are two things you can do.

  • Insulate your compost bin with blankets or straw. This will help retain heat and some level of decomposition throughout the winter months.
  • Consider adding "hot" materials like coffee grounds, fresh manure (if available), or chopped-up fallen leaves to the pile. These materials generate heat as they decompose.


Sorting out something like insulation while demand is low means you'll avoid season price hikes and pay less to heat your home when Winter kicks in!

A dry winter is the ideal time to service the AC and properly repair the leaks you could only patch in Summer. Another winter home maintenance tip is to address cracks and leaks around windows and doors to keep drafts at bay.

What about the great outdoors for some fresh air?

Don't neglect your health this season. Be sure to get plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. Whether you are a road cyclist or mountain biker, this bike mount station is quick to install and will ensure that your bike is both protected and easy to retrieve whenever you want it.


If you have a fireplace, get it inspected and cleaned before the Winter to ensure safe operation. It's recommended to have a qualified gas technician service your gas appliances annually, ideally before the winter season.

The cold doesn't deter us from a lekker kuier—we love the excuse to whip out the fire stand ! It's transportable, so you can take it with to the braai at the buddy who doesn't have a fire pit.


With most of the country experiencing a dry season, it's the ideal time to damp- and mould-proof the house before the rains return.

If you haven't installed a rainwater harvesting tank yet, this is also a great time to do so—especially for underground rainwater harvesting  and water recycling systems. For more information, read Let's Talk Tanks: The of World Plastic Tanks in South Africa.

Winter Home Maintenance Tips For ALL Housing

When you think about winter home maintenance tips, there are some houses you might not consider. Everyone deserves to be comfy and settled through this season. We've got you covered.

Remember Your Beloved Pet's Homestead

Your precious fluffy should also have a well-insulated, comfortable place to call home this Winter.

A plastic dog kennel can provide valuable shelter for your furry friend during harsh winter weather.

Plastic offers wind protection and insulation from the cold, keeping your pup warm and dry. Choose a well-ventilated kennel that allows fresh air circulation to prevent moisture build-up.

The Most Sensible Seasonal Home or Office

Inspired by the design of people who know a lot about Winter, the Igloo by Pioneer Plastics  offers weatherproof shelter.

We designed it as a lightweight mobile office solution and easy to transport and assemble. Made of durable polyethylene plastic, it comes in prefabricated panels that can be assembled in 30 minutes. Unlike traditional container offices, Igloos are insulated and can be customised with features like windows and doors. They are also environment-friendly with recyclable materials.

Here's to a Worry-Free Winter with Pioneer Plastics

Now that you've gone through this winter home maintenance checklist, you can relax and enjoy the cosy comfort of your prepared home throughout the chilly season. Remember, early action is key to avoiding problems and unnecessary expenses later. So go forth, tackle these tasks, and enjoy a worry-free winter!

Get your Winter Essentials today! Shop now 


Next article April Adventures: Outdoor Autumn Activities in South Africa