The weather outside will soon turn frightful in Round Rock, which means it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your rental property.
Here are 4 ways to get your rental home ready for winter:
Service Your Furnace
With the colder temps coming, you’ll want to make sure the furnace is in working order. Make sure to get an appointment on the books to have the furnace serviced and the filters changed. Having your furnace checked doesn’t take very long and it will go a long way with your tenants to know they’re good to go.
Check the Roof and Gutters
Make sure there is no damage to your roof or gutters. In addition, make sure the gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to avoid blockage and potentially further damage.
Winterize The Pipes
The last thing you want is for your pipes to freeze because they are very expensive to have repaired, so make sure to have them winterized. Make sure exposed pipes are insulated and all exterior faucets and hose bibs are turned off.
Check for Cracks
Inspect the foundation, doorways, and windows for cracks and signs of moisture build-up. If water seeps in, it can cause additional cracks and further damage. Also, gaps in the doorways and windows can let in moisture and cold air so make sure to caulk any gaps.
Winter will be here before we know it in Round Rock, so it’s important to check these items off your maintenance list. If you have any questions or need recommendations, reach out to us! We are always here to help.