Time for Fall Home Maintenance

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

 

Colorado hasn't had a taste of winter weather this year yet, but it could be anytime. Time for everyone to unhook their hoses if the temps near freezing.   Anytime we see overnight temperatures below freezing, this could damage the spigots.

 

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
  • Drain all garden hoses and unhook the outdoor faucet
  • Insulate any exposed pipes
  • Drain swamp cooler
  • Cover Air Conditioner condenser
  • With wood-burning fireplaces - have it cleaned/checked

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

 

 

Posted by

Joan Cox
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
House to Home, Inc.

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Comments (32)

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

Carol Williams I would bet also those who change the ceiling fans is very minor.   I know I don't, I don't use them in the winter months.

Oct 04, 2022 06:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, you are so right!

Oct 04, 2022 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good list of reminders to share.

We recently got two new fire extinguishers as replacements.

Oct 04, 2022 07:16 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Morning Joan Cox nothing like a list to start the day! Thanks for reminding me to remind my sphere. BTW I would add "clean the fireplace or engage a chimney sweep"

Oct 04, 2022 07:43 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Excellent list that I may need to borrow.  So many forget these very important things and then end up paying for it dearly.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Oct 04, 2022 07:53 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

A good list of things to do to get ready for the next season. I once had a home inspector say we should not cover the condenser, but we generally get more rain than snow than you, so maybe in a snowier environment it is better to cover it.

Oct 04, 2022 08:42 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hey Joan, we have some different issues here in Florida. We need to make sure our pool heaters our working because soon the water will drop below 83 degrees!. Floridians also will drag out their heavy coats and gloves for those days that the temps only get into the 60s...brrrrrrrrr

Oct 04, 2022 09:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, good to hear you now have new ones!

Oct 04, 2022 10:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Emily Medvec that is a good idea, will add it.   We have many gas fireplaces, which don't have the same maintenance.

Oct 04, 2022 10:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, that is for sure.   Have a fixer pending now that hasn't done anything in the homes for YEARS, and got lots less than he could have.

Oct 04, 2022 10:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, we do at times get quite a bit of snow.

Oct 04, 2022 10:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty anytime I hear a AZ or FL person say 60 is cold, I just laugh.   That thin blood you get.....    LOL

Oct 04, 2022 10:34 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan,

Your post is so timely for your area.  In fact, I picked up some frost cloth just yesterday.  Most of these things were not important when I lived in SoCal but they are, as you noted, when temps get below freezing. Nice job!

Oct 04, 2022 01:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you Sheri, was thinking there are a few items I need to get accomplished here soon.

Oct 04, 2022 03:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan- it's always good to have a check list for seasonal chores!!!  When we moved to Northern VA several years ago, we could have used this list. We'd always lived in the south so had to learn how to winterize our house. 

Oct 04, 2022 07:06 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this great reminder of fall tasks Joan Cox 

Oct 04, 2022 09:02 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No matter the season, there is always something we should be doing to maintain our homes.  This is a good list for Fall maintenance in your area.

Oct 05, 2022 05:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is handy to have, especially if you have any type of winter weather.

Oct 05, 2022 06:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks for stopping by Paul.

Oct 05, 2022 06:07 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, I am sure you have other things you need to do since it doesn't really get cold in Phoenix.

Oct 05, 2022 06:08 AM