Here are a few tips on how to prepare your Boise home for winter.
Close Your Foundation Vents
It’s a good idea to close your foundations before colder temperatures arrive.
This is especially important if your home was built before 2004, when our building code didn’t require insulated floors.
Clean Your Gutters
Full gutters result in overflowing water, which can seep into your crawlspace and cause serious problems.
Clean your gutters now, before we have more rain and snow.
Disconnect Your Hoses
Hoses that remain connected to your home can freeze and cause serious damage, including burst pipes and water in your crawlspace.
Disconnect them today while you’re thinking about it!
Apply Winter Fertilizer
Your lawn will appreciate being put to bed for winter with an application of winter fertilizer.
I use Scott’s Winterguard Fall Lawn Food®.
Next Spring, you will have the best lawn in your neighborhood if you do this!
Stock Up On Ice Melt
Remember last winter, when you couldn’t find ice melt in stock anywhere?
Buy a couple of bags now, just in case we have another harsh winter.
Do you have a good snow shovel?
If not, buy one now ~ before they’re all sold out.
While you’re at it, make sure you have a good snow/ice brush for each of your cars.
If you have a snow blower, make sure you have a supply of no-lead gas on hand.
You may have to look around, but it’s available at several local gas stations.
It costs a little more, but it helps avoid carburetor gum.
It’s nice to know that your snow blower will start when we get our first significant snowfall of the year.
Running your snow blower for a few minutes at the first of each month also helps avoid carburetor gum.
During his 45 years of full-time real estate experience, Phil has helped thousands of past clients buy and sell quality properties in the Western U.S.
Phil is one of only ten local Realtors® (of nearly 5,600) honored with the coveted “Realtor® Emeritus” award from the National Association of Realtors®, recognizing 40 years in real estate.