Posted by: phillipsre | December 23, 2011

Winterization Checklist

Every year around this time we like to remind our tenants and home owners that as winter approaches it is a good idea to prepare your home for the cold weather. Below is a list of precautions to take during the winter months when the temperature is very cold:

  •  Keep your home heated to at least 65° F
  • Cover outdoor faucets with a foam faucet cover
  • When it is frozen outside, at least one inside faucet, preferably more, should drip lukewarm water so that both hot and cold pipes are circulating
  • Pipes under the kitchen sink and in outer walls are particularly vulnerable
  • Sink cabinet doors should be opened to allow heat from your house to enter
  • All faucets should be checked to see if they are operable before you retire for the evening and again in the morning

Here are some additional links on how to care for your home and garden during the winter months. And another link that has more information for home owners and property managers to make sure all areas of the home are ready for the cold weather.

If you know of other great winterizing tips, we would love to hear from you! Leave a comment or post it on our Facebook page. Happy Holidays to all – Stay Warm!



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