5 Home Maintenance Tasks Before Winter

Real Estate

After your closing, home maintenance is the essential factor in keeping the value constant and growing. With quaint older homes or any home, make sure gutters drain away from the foundation. Correct gutter drainage will help the stability of the ground surrounding your home's footing. You can expect settlement with constant temperatures changes and shifting Bentonite or Clay soils. Minimize the shifting grounds with water draining away, and landscaping gradually downsloping away from the exterior of your home. Even though here in the Metro Denver area, we have already experienced freezing weather taking care of the 5 Home Maintenance Tasks should still be a priority...

When fall arrives, and temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to start preparing your home for winter. Exterior and interior home maintenance are crucial to getting your home ready to fend off the rain, wind, snow, and ice. If you want to keep Jack Frost out and keep your home warm and toasty inside, here's what to do:

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Do Now

Inspect heating and HVAC systems including replacing the filter

Get the fireplace ready

Check your home's interior and exterior, doors, and windows for gaps

Examine roof, gutters, and downspouts to guarantee a smooth flow of moisture away from the foundation

Prevent plumbing freezes by insulating exposed piping keeping an in-home temperature approximately 55*, drain your sprinkler system

Although you can’t always predict what Jack Frost will send your way each winter, taking a few precautions this fall can mean less time cleaning up from weather-induced problems later. And you'll have more time to spend with the kids building snowmen in the backyard.

Remember, I am happy to refer small businesses if repairs come up where you might need help. I am always excited to help anyone who has questions about the real estate market. 

Be well!