Temps are Falling - Time to Think About Winterizing

 

Colorado is experiencing it's first taste of cooler weather and it won't be long before we see freezing temperatures.   Time for  everyone  to get their outside hoses unhooked.   With overnight temperatures below freezing, this could damage the faucets.    

 

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

 

  • Fertilize lawn for its last feeding
  • Check for drafts - use a candle around doors and windows
  • Sharpen your lawn mower blade and empty the gas tank
  • Blow out sprinklers
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Check all windows for seals broken 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 drain gutters and downspouts and remove leaves and debris
  • Check around 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
  • Clean range hood's filter, and coils under the refrigerator
  • Reverse the direction of ceiling fans
  • Have wood burning fireplaces cleaned and checked for cracks
  • Service and tune up snow blower
  • Drain all garden hoses
  • Insulate any exposed pipes
  • Drain swamp cooler
  • Check to see if bushes and trees are not touching your home, if they are - trim them back.

 

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