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10-04-16

Prep Now for Winter

October is a great time to prepare your new (and older) home for winter.  At Legacy Homes of Pueblo, we have a suggested to-do list for you.

Reverse Ceiling Fans:  Switch the fan to run in a clock-wise direction.  This will pull the warm air at the ceiling down into the room.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Throughout the summer leaves, bugs and other debris build up.  Fall cleaning insures proper rain and snow flow.  

Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors: Although your detector will start chirping when the battery is low, doing this now will prevent it alerting you at an inconvenient time.  

Turn Off / Blow Out Irrigation System:  Water left in your irrigation system can freeze and damage your system.

Remove Hoses from Bib: Leaving the hose attached can form ice in your hose bib, causing damage.  

Call Chimney Sweep:  If you have a wood fireplace or pellet stove, this is an essential step every year to clear debris and keep things free-flowing.

Clean Window Sash: Dirt and debris can collect and cause the weep holes to become blocked, thus not allowing the proper drainage. 

Check Snow Blower and Shovels: In the event of an early snow, it's a good idea to have these in working order.

For further winterizing tips, check out Home Advisor

Keep looking up

Fall Photo: "Keep Looking Up" by Builder, Brian Miller. 

 

 

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