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.


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

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