Fall is Around the Corner - Time for Fall Home Maintenance

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

Fall is on the calendar for later this week, which means the flakes could any day now, and time for some home fall maintenance items.

 

Winterze your home

Here are a few items you should winterize before winter has set in --

 

  • Fertilize lawn for its last feeding
  • Check for drafts - use a candle around doors and windows
  • Blow out sprinklers
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Check all windows for broken seals and be sure they shut & lock
  • Give the deck one last coat of sealer
  • Inspect your roof for shingle damage, or call a roofer
  • Clean rain gutters and downspouts
  • Check around the foundation for any pipes/ducts coming from the house to see if there is additional caulking needed and/or weatherstripping
  • Replace your furnace's air filter and have it serviced
  • Reverse the direction of ceiling fans
  • Service and tune-up snowblower
  • Drain gas from lawnmowers (this one can wait another month)
  • Drain all garden hoses and unhook for the outdoor faucet (when freezing)
  • Insulate any exposed pipes
  • Drain swamp cooler
  • Cover Air Conditioner condenser

This should help from having problems in and around your home this winter.

 

 

Comments (28)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, sounds like a short and SWEET list to accomplish!  

Sep 20, 2021 08:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, you may have a couple more months of good weather too?

Sep 20, 2021 08:11 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Yes, fall is coming with it maybe a little cooler weather. Thanks for sharing the tips. I hope you have a great week ahead.

Sep 20, 2021 09:21 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Great list Joan Cox, the calendar may indicate Fall but in FL, the sun is always shining. 

Sep 20, 2021 09:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat Champion at least you don't have the same list as we do to prevent costly repairs!  

Sep 20, 2021 10:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Beth Atalay you guys don't have this same list, and blessed with much warmer weather!  

Sep 20, 2021 10:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some of those are appropriate for us now and others will need to wait a little longer.  I'm surely not ready for leaves

Sep 20, 2021 02:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - This is a great list of reminders to do.  Of course, not all are necessary in my neck-o-the-woods. But in Sedona, we can count on mornings below freezing right after Thanksgiving.  That is when we turn off the sprinklers.  We don't have to blow them out because of the dry weather. Happy Monday.

Sep 20, 2021 04:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, same for us, some of the list should be done now, others can wait for a while.

Sep 20, 2021 05:06 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you are lucky freezing temps don't arrive in Sedona until after Thanksgiving, we usually see them at or before Halloween.

Sep 20, 2021 05:07 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Joan! Great tips to help us all prepare for the fall season

Sep 20, 2021 07:26 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Joan.

We haven't had to do anything to our yard in over three years.  Now, we have it done by someone else.  Good points, thanks for sharing

Sep 21, 2021 12:30 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is definitely a list that people in your area should go through to prepare their home for Fall.

Sep 21, 2021 05:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, you probably don't have much of this to do right now.

Sep 21, 2021 05:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, it is nice to have others do your yardwork.

Sep 21, 2021 05:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, you don't have to do much of this list either.

Sep 21, 2021 05:51 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

You get more comments than most of the other blogs. You do a lot. I am now retired since 2o2o and the Hurricane is a main issue around here..

Sep 21, 2021 07:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric Bouler I think of the mess it must be there in NOLO, and hope the power is back on for the residents.

Sep 21, 2021 08:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joan- I can remember when we moved to Northern VA years ago. Entering cooler weather was a who new learning experience for us in terms of what we needed to do to our home. 

Sep 21, 2021 04:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I can imagine, coming from the South.  Winter or cooler weather sneaks up on you rather quickly sometimes!  

Sep 22, 2021 01:08 PM