Experienced homeowners know that each season brings with it a new set of chores around the home, but none seem to be as labor-intensive as preparing for winter. Though that may be true, the fact is that winter also poses the greatest threat for energy waste or property damage around the home. So what are some things that you can do to properly prepare for colder weather?
One thing that will help is to think about moisture. Drain exterior plumbing systems like water spigots and sprinkler systems. Make sure the drainage around your house is pointed in the right direction and is in good repair. Make sure your gutters are not clogged with leaves. Also, you could think about what might receive or cause damage to your exterior property. Are there any damaged or dead trees? Is your lawn care equipment protected? Is your patio furniture covered or put away? Simple things like these can save a lot of time and expense in the long run.