Seattle — Here are some things you can do yourself that will keep your home protected during the winter:
Hose bibs - disconnecting the hose line from hose bib, bleeding the line out of water, putting the “Dolly Parton”/hose bib cover on.
Insulating pipes - using foam insulation and cover your pipes in the garage.
Caulking windows - walk around the windows and see if the caulking has any defects. Caulk needed areas.
Checking gutters and downspouts for leaves and debris.
Checking door jams - see if you need to replace weather strips.
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