Your Checklist For Fall Maintenance
We are at that time in the year where you need to prep your home for the winter coming to Crested Butte. So here’s your checklist for fall maintenance for your home!
Your Checklist For Fall Maintenance –
Maintain Your Yard
Make sure you fertilize and reseed your lawn so it’s prepared for the spring. Rake up your leaves on the ground and prune the trees and shrubs. You can even compost your leaves for the garden beds!
Put Away Your Outdoor Furniture
Store your outdoor furniture away before the chilly temps and snow appear. This will help make sure that beautiful furniture of yours lasts its full potential.
Clean Those Filled Up Gutters
Get that ladder out and clean those gutters! Yeah yeah… I know it’s not that fun. BUT… it helps keep water from getting into your basement. You may need to do this a couple times if you have lots of trees, but better than a damaged roof, right?! Or you could pay someone to do it, of course.
Test Your Winter Equipment
What cold weather equipment do you have? Do you have a snow blower and shovels? Check to make sure everything’s in good condition and working before that Crested Butte snow rolls in. You don’t want to be stuck!
Put Away Your Garden Hoses
Obviously water can freeze during winter temperatures, so don’t leave water in your hoses! Drain it out so you don’t have to buy new ones next year and then store them away.
Your Checklist For Fall Maintenance –
Inspect Your Fireplaces
Do you want to be cold during the winter in your living space? Probably not. Check your fireplaces and make sure they work for the cooler months. Does the damper work? It’s a good idea to have someone clean out the buildup inside also.
Check Your Seals
Get the caulk out and walk around your home. Check your doors and see if the seals are fine. This can save energy if everything is sealed up. Fill in the cracks to make sure moisture is not getting trapped. Check windows, siding, trim and door frames.
Do Your Detectors Work?
Are your fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors working? Do they have new batteries in them? Do you have a fire extinguisher? Make sure to check all of these and prepare yourself for if something ever happens. Especially with the space heaters and fireplaces in your Crested Butte home, you really need to make sure these detectors are working.
Your Heating System Works….RIGHT?!
Wowza. This would not be good. It’s best to check it out before it gets super cold. Change your furnace filter and have someone come out and check your system to make sure it’s working right.
Prepare Your Home Today!
I’m sure that there’s other things you need to do to prepare yourself for winter, but this is a great checklist to have to start out with!
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