Seasonal Home Close-up Checklist

Seasonal Home Close-up Checklist

Before you close the doors of your seasonal home and say goodbye for winter, it is imperative that you conduct the necessary winterizing measures to ensure that your home is ready for vacancy. Rather than returning to unpleasant and costly surprises, keep these helpful tips for closing up your seasonal home in mind:

  • The last thing you want is to return to pipes that burst due to freezing temperatures. To not deal with this issue, make sure to turn off the water supply and drain all faucets and waterlines. This will allow you to avoid this unpleasant surprise upon your return.
  • Make sure to unplug all electronics if you leave the electricity on during the vacancy to avoid any risks of a fire occurring.
  • If you will be leaving your seasonal home vacant for an extended period of time, make sure to turn off the gas hot water heater as well.
  • Most importantly, before you head out to say goodbye, make sure to lock all windows and doors and set your security alarm. It is recommended that you try to make the home look occupied. This may be accomplished by adding a light timer or motion-censored lights.

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