In the winter months, we bundle up to protect ourselves from the cold. We wear gloves to protect our hands, hats to protect our heads and boots to protect our feet. However, we are not the only things that are susceptible to these harsh temperatures. Your property needs to be protected too. Here are some tips for winterizing your property when the temperatures drop.
One concern property investors should have when the temperatures drop is frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are a concern because they can burst and cause major damage to your property. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent the pipes at your pipes from freezing. Learn why the proper insulation is important and how an open faucet can help.
Another concern for property investors in the winter months is a winter storm. These storms can bring snow, sleet and freezing rain. There are steps you can take to help prepare your property and your tenants for a winter storm. From tracking the weather to inspecting the boiler, here are some tips.
Preparation is key. Ideally, you should begin winterizing your property at the end of fall, when the temperatures are still tolerable. This winterizing checklist will help you get your property ready, inside and out. There are tips on maintaining your furnace, covering your air conditioning condenser and inspecting your roof.