When I hear the term winterizing I usually think of cabins in the mountains or Vacation homes in New England. Water is turned off to keep from freezing the pipes and other things happen that I know nothing about. I am a proud Californian since 1976 and left the east coast long before I was old enough to be in charge of taking care of a vacant home in the winter.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that winterization happens right here in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, where temperatures almost never go below freezing.
Vacant lots get winterized. When a lot goes from it's natural vegetative state to dirt there is a problem with potential soil and water runoff into storm drains. This is a huge no no!
Steps need to be taken to keep the dirt from running down the property (especially sloped lots) and into the storm drains.
So if you go by a vacant lot and see it covered with plastic tarps this is winterization.
Life is easier on the west coast, the weather is better, but we still sometimes have to winterize.
If you have any questions about buying or selling homes in San Mateo or santa Clara Counties please feel free to contact me.
Keller Williams Realty