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Check the Fireplace and Chimney
If you use your fireplace, have it cleaned by a chimney sweep. You should also check for any debris and cracks in the chimney. Creosote buildup and debris such as leaves and bird nests could become a fire hazard.
Clean and Check Gutters
After leaves have fallen, clean out the gutters and downspouts, flush them with water, inspect joints, and tighten brackets if necessary. Clogged gutters are one of the major causes of ice dams and roof damage.
Shut Off Outside Water
Turn off outside water valves and drain any hoses. Severe cold can crack pipes and hoses leading to the outside.
Trim Dead Tree Branches
Dead and low hanging tree branches can cause damage from ice storm buildup and can break off and damage the house.
Bird Baths and Fountains
Drain and clean dry all fountains and birdbaths. If you have a winter birdbath that is heated make sure it is clean and ready. Note: Winter Birds do need fresh water.
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