1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO

September 12, 2018

Home Checklist for Fall 2.0

Tips

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Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to prepare your home and yard for colder weather. Follow these tips below to make sure you are on top of your list when winter creeps in!

Clean & Inspect:

  • Humidifiers for mold
  • Heaters for damage
  • Furnace filters to see if they should be replaced
  • Dryer vent for built-up lint
  • Fire extinguishers to make sure they are current
  • Smoke and CO detectors to see that they are working
  • Chimneys for dust and soot
  • Outside lightbulbs to make sure they are working
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Drainage and make sure it is directed away from your house
  • Roof for damaged shingles or leaky vents
  • Winterize your plumbing for RVs, campers, boats, and more

Seal Up:

  • Windows with plastic from the inside
  • Doors leading outside with caulk and weather stripping
  • Garage doors with weather stripping
  • Window air conditioners with spray foam
  • Water lines that run along outer walls with insulation

Protect Your Yard:

  • Prepare with rakes, blowers, and leaf bags
  • Disconnect garden hoses and drains
  • Blow out sprinkler system
  • Sprinkle Revive fertilizer on lawn
  • Prune your plants
  • Use Bayer Tree & Shrub for ash borers and other insects

Stay Prepared With:

  • Ice melt for sidewalks
  • Shovels for snow
  • A programmable thermostat to save energy (and money)
  • Firewood for wood burning stoves
  • Winter washer fluid for your car

The friendly staff at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is here to answer any questions on home preparation. Stop by our location at 1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B Fort Collins, CO or give us a call at 970.223.9273 today!

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