Preparing for Colder Weather

Considering I was kayaking in the ocean LAST Sunday…it seems early to talk about preparing your shore home for winter.

Yet, we know the colder temperatures will eventually arrive :(

The most over-looked items?  Outside showers and faucets. Even with a frost-proof connection, the hose must be disconnected to prevent damage.  Winterize the outside water by early November to avoid a problem.

Unless you completely drain the water inside the house (including toilets, dishwasher/washer lines, and the often forgotten ice maker line), the heat should be set between 55- 60 degrees.  Open cabinet doors under the sinks to allow the warm air to reach the pipes.

A reliable “home watch” service provides peace of mind in the off season, too.  Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

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  1. Posted October 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ann,

    Do you have firms that you are working with now to do house watching services? If not, please consider mine.

    I am both insured & bonded for this service, provide both inside and outside inspections, and provide a list of various services that might be requested of the owner. And for a biggie down here, I keep my word and my appointments.

    Check my website for some of the services I can provide you & your clients.

    Take care for now,

    Joe Kash aka house_watcher

  2. Posted October 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Happy to share your info!

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