A Last Minute Winterization List To Consider— Are You Ready?

It’s late October and any day we should start seeing snow falling here in the Aspen-Snowmass area and Roaring Fork Valley. A friend and fellow business owner recently asked what things should be done during this shoulder season in order to prepare for winter. So I rattled off a list off the top of my head, which she then asked if I would email her. So here are some last minute things to think about in winterizing your Aspen area, Roaring Fork Valley home. These are some of the many items that Mountain Valley Properties, the Aspen-Snowmass area and Roaring Fork Valley’s Premier Property Management and Home Maintenance Service Company undertakes for our clients. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should give anyone some things to think about and more importantly schedule to get done. And if you need help getting this done, why not give us a call at 970-930-8106, or visit us at www.MVPaspen.com. We are glad to help!

  • Schedule window cleaning
  • Schedule deep cleaning for your home’s interior.
  • Schedule HVAC services (heating system pre-season check-up)
  • Schedule shutdown and cover swamp coolers or air conditioners
  • Change any air filters.
  • Confirm/schedule snow removal services
  • Check snowmelt systems and heat tape for operability
  • Set clocks back one hour
  • Hire a chimney sweep to clean out your chimney
  • Purchasing and stacking of firewood
  • Schedule blowout of irrigation lines to prevent freeze damage
  • Clear and clean all heat vents and sources
  • Get the latest telephone books
  • Disconnect, drain, and store all garden hoses
  • Cover all lawn furniture or store for winter
  • Empty central vacuum canisters
  • Pool and spa cleaning
  • Vehicle —snow tire changes
  • Vehicle— winterize vehicle by having fluids and anti-freeze checked
  • Check and change batteries in all smoke/CO2 alarms
  • Clean gutters and roof drains
  • Roof inspection and clear any debris