This winter was hard on houses. Gutters and drainpipes took a beating. Before it starts to rain, here is your to-do list.

1) Tighten up gutters.

2) Re-attach drainpipes.

3) Extend drainpipes away from the house at least 4 ft.

4) Remove tree branches from the roof, and inspect roof for damage.

5) Return snow blower and shovels to neighbor.

6) Buy a shed. Gasoline has about 150 chemicals in it. Storing lawnmowers, snow blowers and gas cans in an attached garage could allow dangerous vapors to enter your home.