The dog days of summer are long past, and most of us have summer homes or other properties that are standing vacant for the cold seasons. Before winter hits, it’s a good idea to make sure that your vacant property is properly winterized. An unattended vacant home stands the chance to suffer from burst pipes, leaks, infestations, and more! Make sure you don’t find a mess to clean up in spring by hiring Red Umbrella to winterize your property for you! Here are a few of the things we do to make sure your property stays cozy all winter long.
Prevent Water Issues
Imagine going to visit your vacation home in the spring to prepare it for the summer, only to find a stale, flooded basement, mold, and terrible odors! If a pipe bursts when no one is around, the problem is allowed to grow until you have a water that has been sitting for months and has done extensive damage.
When winterizing your home, we turn off the main water valve and run all the faucets, shower, etc. to make sure the there is no water sitting in your pipes all winter long. We leave the faucets open to prevent any pressure buildup from the tiny amount of water that is still in the pipes. Having the water valve turned off and the faucets open over the winter means that there’s no chance of any surprise leaks.
Prevent Pest Issues
Another thing that many homeowners worry about when a home is vacant for long periods of time is coming home to pest issues. The best way to avoid this is to take all perishable food with you and clean out your refrigerator. We can do a thorough cleaning of your home, which ensures that there are no discarded food crumbs around the home. It’s also a good idea to seal up any non-perishable food that will be staying in the home, which can ensure that you don’t come home to food moths or mice.
It’s All in the Details
When you go to winterize your property, there’s a lot to remember to do. Did you close your flues and dampers? Did you stop newspaper delivery? Did you clean the gutters and check that the sump pump is working? We have over 15 years of experience successfully preparing vacation homes for winter. When you hand over the responsibilities for winterizing your vacant property to Red Umbrella, you can relax and rest assured that we’ll fully winterize your home, right down to the very last detail.
Residential Property Management from Red Umbrella
With over 15 years of experience, Red Umbrella offers a wide range of services to fit your unique needs and desires. We fill tenant vacancies, perform home staging, conduct tenant screening, and more! Looking for a personal assistant? We can run your errands, take care of pets, organize events, and more! From professional to personal, we offer the exact services you need.
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