Prepare your home for winter

The leaves are once again beginning to fall and the air is changing from muggy to crisp. As we all know, this means that the fall season is upon us and that winter is on its way. Before the winter weather conditions arrive in full force, there are a few small steps you can take to minimize the affects that cold and wet temperatures can have on your home. In the Pacific Northwest, in particular, it is important to ensure that your gutters are free of leaves and other debris that could cause rain water to spill over and possibly damage your foundation. In addition, outdoor faucets should be drained and shut off to prevent the pipes from freezing. By spending the time now, you could save yourself a lot of worry and money later on down the road.
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