Fall Homeowner Maintenance Time in Denver

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

Fall is Here!

 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  1. Gutters and downspouts: clean the leaves from the gutters and make sure the downspout diverters are carrying the water about 3 - 5 feet away from the foundation.
  2. Foundation: walk around the house and check the slope of the soil. Make sure there are no areas that slope towards the foundation allowing the water to pond next to the house. If you have a crawlspace be sure to check it for moisture.
  3. Check the exterior of the windows and doors to be sure the caulking and weather stripping are in excellent condition.
  4. Roof: if possible walk the roof inspecting flashing and vent pipes to be sure they are in good condition.
  5. Bushes and trees: if these are in contact with the house or roof, trim them away.
  6. Chimneys: clean the flue.
  7. Garage doors: inspect hinges to see they are secure to the door, and test the reverse mechanism (both the electronic eye and the pressure reverse) to be sure they are operating correctly.
  8. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI): push the test buttons to be sure the power to the outlet is shutting down.
  9. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: push the test buttons to be sure they are working correctly.
  10. Heating system: on forced air systems, be sure to change the filter once a month and if you have a boiler, be sure the pump is oiled. Have the heating systems tuned up by a professional HVAC company.
  11. Kitchen: clean range hood filters, under the refrigerator and its' coils and be sure the fire extinguisher is charged and easy to get to.
  12. If your house has a sump pump, be sure it is operational. 
  13. Disconnect the garden hose from the outside faucets. If hose faucets are not frost-free type, be sure to turn off water on the inside of the house and the faucets are drained.
  14. If you have a wood-burning fireplace/Stove, have it cleaned and inspected. 
  15. Winterize the sprinkler system before Halloween.

 

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Joan Cox
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House to Home, Inc.

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Comments (34)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Joan,

Your tips of fall maintenance are excellent and very helpful to the readers in your area!

Oct 14, 2023 07:15 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - That list is a great start to preparing for the upcoming winter.  In Sedona, I usually have our HVAC serviced in the fall and spring, and we turn off the sprinkler about mid-November.  We don't have to blow the pipes out because of the lack of humidity.  I also cover the water spigots.  

Oct 16, 2023 06:56 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Finally, fall is here in Florida. Thanks for sharing the tips. I hope you have a great afternoon.

Oct 17, 2023 09:43 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Thanks Joan for sharing these fall maintenance reminders for homeowners to take care of this time of year.

Oct 20, 2023 07:58 AM
KAREN SANCHEZ
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

Good list. Add come to Texas when it's to cold in CO.

Oct 23, 2023 03:20 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

It is that time of the year Fall. Thanks for sharing the tips. Have a great afternoon.

Oct 26, 2023 02:44 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Joan Ox,

You nailed the list, enjoy your day😊

Oct 30, 2023 09:35 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Joan, we started getting colder temperatures this week, so I know fall has arrived. These are certainly some nice things to remember to do to keep our homes ready for the winter months. 

Nov 03, 2023 06:12 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, when the snow starts falling, it is too late.

Nov 10, 2023 08:26 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 John.

Nov 10, 2023 08:26 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 Dorie.

Nov 10, 2023 08:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, if you don't have frost-free spigots, they should be covered, good job.

Nov 10, 2023 08:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, most likely your winter tips are much different than ours.

Nov 10, 2023 08:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, would think some of your tips would resemble ours.

Nov 10, 2023 08:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Karen, that is a good idea, and will be coming down in February to South Padre.

Nov 10, 2023 08:28 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 again Pat.

Nov 10, 2023 08:28 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 Katina.

Nov 10, 2023 08:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am sure Jerry your winter tips are different than mine!

Nov 10, 2023 08:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely advice to share. We are in the process of getting our home ready for winter weather.

Nov 10, 2023 09:53 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, it has already been winter a bit here, but the last few days pretty nice.

Nov 10, 2023 02:47 PM