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Preparing Your Home for Colorado Winter

Winter conditions in Colorado can vary from sunny to extremely cold, sometimes in the same day. Extra precautions need to be taken during this time of year! We have gathered some essential precautions to take to prevent freezing temperatures from causing frozen pipes and damage to your home.

  • Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.

  • Run a small trickle of hot and cold water in the kitchen and bathroom sinks.

  • Disconnect your exterior water hose to prevent freezing. 

  • Check all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once a month.

  • If you leave town for an extended amount of time, please make sure to leave your thermostat no lower than 68 degrees. If you think you have issues with your thermostat, check the batteries.

  • Make sure to keep your blinds/curtains closed to keep the heat in.

  • Keep your garage and other exterior doors closed.

  • Locate your main water line in case you need to shut off your water (contact Armadillo Property Management if you have trouble locating the shut off).

  • Notify Armadillo Property management immediately if there is an issue at the home.

Please remember, for your safety and the safety of the home:

  • NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch – Use a hair dryer instead.

  • NEVER run generators indoors.

  • NEVER use a gas oven to heat your home.

  • NEVER use gasoline to start your fireplace.

  • NEVER burn charcoal indoors.

Contact Armadillo Property Management if you need assistance with winterizing your home or have specific questions or concerns about your property, we are happy to help!

Call us at 970-482-9293, email or

If you have an after hours emergency, please call our afterhours line at 855-559-5525

For power outages contact the city at 970-221-6710

For water outages/disruptions or flooding call the city at 970-221-6700

Smell gas? Call 911 and get out of the house until emergency services clear the home. After calling 911, call Xcel at 800-895-2999