Are these chores on your list? Get them done before freezing weather sets in

Are these chores on your list? Get them done before freezing weather sets in

Fall is officially in full swing and that means it is time to get your yard, house and car ready for winter.

PEMCO Insurance recommends doing the following household chores before freezing weather makes its way to the Inland Northwest.

Disconnect your outdoor hoses and cover faucets with a foam shroud. Otherwise, water can get trapped inside the house and pipes can freeze, expand and then split.
Wrap water pipes in unheated areas, like crawl spaces and the garage.
Do you have underground irrigation with popup sprinklers? Blow the water out!
Check the antifreeze in your car to make sure it’s not diluted.
Top off your windshield-washer reservoir with cleaning fluid that won’t freeze.
Replace your wiper blades. No more streaky windshields in the rain!
Own a boat with an inboard or inboard-outboard motor? Open the petcocks to drain water from your block.
Own a travel trailer or tent trailer with a water tank? Drain it and blow out the lines.

PEMCO also recommends scheduling an annual maintenance check on your furnace.

Are these chores on your list? Get them done before freezing weather sets in