This morning, Punxsutawney Phil, the world's furriest weatherman, saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Whether the spurious notion that a marmot can predict the weather is scientific, it's still cold enough outside to give him some credence. So, while the weather is still brutal, here is our 6-more-weeks-of-winter to-do list.
|Exterior, Basement & Foundation|
|Check your home's crawlspace for water damage, animals, or other foreign matter.|
|Interior & Appliance|
|Look for leaks in toilet water feed and tank bottom. |
| Clean your washing machine's water inlet filters. Check hoses and replace if leaking.|
|Trip circuit breakers and GFI's, or ground fault interrupters, monthly to insure proper protection |
|Check for leaks around and under sinks, showers, and tubs.|
Turn on the faucet and check for leaks in the pipes under the sink. Look for mold on shower walls that could indicate there's leakage behind them. And check for cracks in the grout where the tub meets the floor.
|Replace or clean filters in furnace |
|Clean grease filter from your range hood|
| Clean out the refrigerator, wash door gasket, clean drain hole and pan, vacuum the condenser coils.|
|Backyard & Landscape|
|Spot treat any cases of winter weeds in warm-season turf & spread a crab-grass pre-emergent|
Happy Groundhog Day.