As beautiful as the fall leaves are and as much as I enjoy the crisp autumn air and sipping on hot cider I can’t help but look at these as just a precursor to the cold weather that is headed our way. And while I have already drug my sweaters out of storage and stashed an extra set of gloves in my car it is also time to get my house ready for the inevitable cold, snow, and falling temperatures. Here are a few tips that I have picked up over the years for getting your home winter ready.
* Protect Your Pipes: This should be done even before the first frost. Simply remove your garden hose from the spigot and then locate and close the shut-off valve (usually located in the garage). You also will want to keep the outside spigot open to allow it to drain.
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