Pullman Washington Homeowners....You Ready for Snow?

Our corner of Washington state here in Pullman is about to get its first fall snow!   Many of our leaves are still on the trees, but with a wind advisory this afternoon, I suspect they will be blowing right off the trees! And colder temperatures and precipication means one thing...SNOW!

I thought I would take a moment today to provide my clients, both new homeowners and sellers, with a 5  tips today.

1.  If you haven’t done so, make sure your hoses are disconnected and put away.

2.  Clean your gutters.  It is important to have clean gutters for water to move down your gutter system and away from the house.   Overflowing gutters leads to lots of problems from water in your basement to ice dams during freezing temperatures.  So although you might have done this you might need to double check them again after leaves are down to be sure water is moving as it should.

3.  Think twice before grabbing that ice melt product.  It absolutely ruins concrete.  Really the best bet is to get that snow shoveled and let it melt naturally.  If you need something for traction, try sand or gravel.  

4.  You might want to get your furnace serviced now.  And don’t forget to change your filter regularly! With the temperatures dropping, you want your furnace working effectively and efficiently.  

5.  If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider getting in a chimney sweep to get it cleaned.  And make sure you have the damper closed off when not in use so your heat doesn’t go straight out the chimney.

And of course, last but not least, enjoy the change of seasons that make living in Pullman Washington such a great place to live! I know I do!

Lori Cofer, Realtor®
Comment balloon 4 commentsLori Churchill Cofer • November 11 2011 03:41PM


Good reminders. It's so different on this side of the mountains. I'm in a condo, so not too much to think about. Enjoy the season!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 6 years ago

Interesting you getting snow before mid November Lori although some years even in Dallas we had a Thanksgiving day snow so the weather can be quirky some seasons. Stay warm.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 6 years ago

Ack, we woke up to snow this morning, Lori! That means L'il Miss has to go to bed for the winter and I have to go get my winter car out of storage... wah. Oh well, inevitable... Great tips by the way!

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) over 6 years ago

Ugh a four letter word I hate!  :-)  We got a foot of snow 2 days before Halloween.  I hope that is not setting the tone for Winter!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 6 years ago

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