Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / by Burnice Villanueva
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It’s official; winter is here, and right now is the best time to finish up any maintenance projects to prepare your home and yard. Take care of these tasks in order to keep your home clean, pleasant, and safe for the cold days ahead:
1. Fix cracks in concrete and asphalt. Depending on where you live, these may be the last days of the year that are warm and bright enough to repair your driveway and sidewalk.
2. Clean out the gutters. Yeah, most people don’t enjoy doing this, but it still needs to be done annually. A few hours of work can prevent issues later. While you’re up there on that latter, visually inspect your roof for any damaged shingles, flashing, or vents. Check the chimney for any missing mortar and repair it by tuckpointing if needed.
3. Turn off outdoor plumbing. You&rsqu ...