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Fall Tips for getting the Outside of your home ready for winter


Fall is the time to get the Outside of your home ready for winter.

  1. Clear debris out of window wells, gutters, downspouts, and storm drains.
  2. Remove garden hoses from spouts. Drain and store for the winter. Wrap spouts in insulation.
  3. Drain in-ground sprinkler systems.
  4. Check windows, doors, and siding for holes and cracks. Caulk as necessary.
  5. Check weather stripping on windows and doors for fit and condition. Replace as necessary.
  6. Inspect all soffit vents and other venting systems to make sure they're clear of debris.
  7. Check painted surfaces for paint failure, water damage, or mildew. Repair or repaint if necessary.
  8. Check caulking where two different materials meet, where wood siding joins the foundation wall, at inside corners, and where the window and door trim meets the siding.
  9. Check for broken or cracked glass and damaged screens or storm windows. Check for loose putty around glass panes. Repair glass if necessary
  10. Insulate outdoor faucets, pipes in unheated garages, and pipes in crawl spaces with materials such as rags or newspapers.
  11. Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel tank is empty. In doing this, you are removing flammable liquid storage from your garage. Make sure you aren't storing dirty, oily rags in a pile. They can ignite!
  12. Remove bird nests from chimney flues and outdoor electrical fixtures.


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Comment balloon 0 commentsPam Jank • September 28 2011 04:03PM