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  • Writer's pictureCathy Hertler

Get the Drop on Cold Weather Before It Comes

Fall is here, so don’t leaf these tasks undone.

fall maintenance

The thermometer may still be showing fa;; temperatures, but winter will be here soon. Take care of these home maintenance tasks now, and your house will be ready for anything the cold weather will bring. Plus, you’ll have a jump on Old Man Winter!

  • Clean gutters and downspouts

  • Trim dead branches and cut back any limbs that could come down in a storm. (Do not cut branches near electrical lines. Report these to your power company)

  • Drain inground sprinkler systems, close pools and wrap exterior pipes.

  • Inspect weather stripping around windows and doors, repair as needed.

  • Have your heating system inspected and serviced.

  • Clean fireplace and have chimney inspected.

  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks to "fall back"

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