Winterization Check List

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Real Estate Technology with Rentec Direct


It seems that summer sneaks away quickly and fall and winter are here before we barely finish our fair-weather project list.  Winterizing our homes and rentals is best done before you’re facing sky-high utility bills and every contractor is booked helping others.  

Here is a list of common winterization tasks that you may want to consider:

  • Remove air-conditioners from windows
  • Test all heating systems: clean heating coils and change air filters
  • Check weather-stripping around doors and windows
  • Caulk around windows, doors and siding
  • Insulate hose bibs
  • Cover all crawl-spaces and foundation vents, insulate where possible
  • Clean gutters and test downspouts
  • Clean chimneys to fireplaces and woodstoves
  • Remind tenants to keep heat at 55 degree minimum & open cabinets when away
  • Locate water main shut-off in case of emergency
  • Reverse ceiling fan direction for distributing heat
  • Add insulation where lacking:  pipes, heat vents, attics, crawl spaces
  • Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms


Maintain this yearly check list for each of your rentals and it will help serve as a helpful tool & reference for future years.

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Rentec Direct Property Management Software

Janell is a member of Rentec Direct, a web-based property management software program designed to help streamline tenant criminal and credit checks and the day-to-day operations of landlords and property managers.  You'll find many other useful articles like this on the Rentec Direct Blog.

 

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Michele Cadogan
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Thanks for providing this timely winterization check list- Im sure that residents of Grants Pass OR  will really appreciate this list.  Bookmarked to share

Oct 10, 2012 12:20 PM #1
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Connor Southworth
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Nice post! Very helpful!

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Janell Kittleson
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Thanks, Michele and Connor!

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