Archive for October, 2013

Fall Home Maintenance List

Here’s your to-do list:
Drain underground sprinkler systems.

Have outdoor pools drained and professionally serviced.

Drain exterior water pipes and any pipes that run through unheated areas (such as a garage, crawl space or unheated porch). If draining these pipes isn’t possible, wrap them with foam insulation or heat tape.

Cover exposed spigots with foam covers. Or, if cosmetics and ease of removal don’t matter, wrap spigots in layers of newspaper, cover the newspaper with a plastic bag, and seal the whole affair with duct tape.

Drain and store garden hoses. Leave one hose and nozzle somewhere that’s easily accessible; you’ll need it for gutter cleaning and car washing.

Stay tuned for more home maintenance tips from the G Team!

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