You'll Need to Add These 3 Things to Your Fall Chore To Do List
None of us North Dakotans want to think about the end of our warm weather and the bitter cold winter that is approaching. However, as we get into September and further into autumn weather, there are some things you will need to have on your to-do list this fall to prepare your home for winter.
Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts
This is a chore that should be done after the leaves around your home have already fallen. Clean gutters allow your home to drain rainwater properly during the winter. Proper drainage also helps prevent ice dams from forming on your roof, leading to leaks and water damage in your home.
Clean Fireplace and Replace Furnace Filter
These two moves will drastically improve the air quality in your home as well as reduce the risk of fire once the temperatures begin dropping outside and you need to keep your home warm on the inside.
Drain and Put Away Outside Hoses
During the summer, we use hoses on everything. From watering plants, to filling up a swimming pool, yet once the cold weather comes in, it's easy to forget and leave them outside. This a quick and easy step that can prevent water in the hose and pipe from freezing and causing damage in your home.
Although we hope to have a wonderful autumn this year, be sure to remember to get your chores done before the snow starts to come down.