Chill in the Air

The first cold snap of the season is a reminder for all of us to:

1) close crawl space vents (to prevent cold air from circulating under the house and freezing the pipes)

2) turn off and drain the outside shower and faucets

3) remove hoses from the frost free faucets

4) turn the heat on low if you are not completely winterizing the inside pipes

5) open the cabinet doors under all sinks to allow warm air to flow around the pipes

6) turn off the main water valve if possible to minimize damage in the event of a leak

7) turn off the water valves to the washer

8) unplug small appliances

9) lock all windows and doors- and secure storm doors and outside shower doors so they don’t blow open in the wind

If you are unable to check on your shore house on a regular basis, I recommend a winter watch service to provide peace of mind.  Happy to provide contact info for reliable inspectors.

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