Get Your Home Ready for Winter Checklist

Get Your Home Ready for Winter Checklist

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  1. Plant your bulbs., herbs and vegetables (before the first killing frost!)
  2. Check the roof's shingles for holes, rips, rot, or possible leaks.
  3. Check your gutters/downspouts and clean them out if necessary.
  4. Drain and disconnect garden hoses from outside faucets.
  5. Turn off outdoor faucets to prevent them from freezing and bursting.
  6. Put deck furniture, BBQ and lawn ornaments away.
  7. Have the chimney cleaned.
  8. Trim or cut down any large tree branches.
  9. Get your septic tank pumped while the ground is not frozen


  1. Check windows and doors for drafts and apply weather-stripping.
  2. Replace your old thermostat with a new programmable one.
  3. Dust, vacuum, or wipe down your base-board heaters.
  4. Check the furnace is working, isn't due for maintenance, and clean or replace the filter if needed.
  5. Check or replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

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