Here’s what you need to do to prepare your vacant property for the winter months.
Vacant properties and winter: Typically, these don’t mix very well, and especially if you’re not on your game. However, there are five things you can do to prevent damages from occurring as the winter chill sets in.
- Make sure the heat stays on.
- Make sure the snow is shoveled. Failing to shovel your snow is an invitation for vandals to enter the property. Additionally, the city might shovel it for you, then bill you a large amount for their services.
- Consider putting your heating bill on an ACH to ensure it’s not inadvertently shut off.
- Install a freeze sensor if you’re not able to check on the property on a regular basis. This is fairly inexpensive—at least, it’s less expensive than replacing pipes that burst when the water freezes.
- Actually go check on the property. We like to check on all our vacant properties, especially during the freezing cold periods in winter.
If you have any questions about protecting your property from the bitter cold, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you.