Winterizing San Mateo County Lots

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales B.R.E. 01191194

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.

 

Marcy Moyer

Keller Williams Realty

www.marcymoyer.com

marcy@marcymoyer.com

650-619-9285

D.R.E.  01191194

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Marcy Moyer eXp Realty of California  Specializing in Probate and Trust Sales, and Rental Investment Properties

 

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Larry & Jacque Ficek
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Hi there Marcy, it certainly does mean something different in our neck of the woods! I had never heard of this method in your area before so thank you for teaching me something new. :)

Jacque & Larry

Oct 05, 2011 02:17 PM #1
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I bet it is different in Wasilla.

 

Oct 05, 2011 03:03 PM #2
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I never thought about that Marcy!!!!  This was a great learning lost for me today.  Hope you weekend is awesome!

Oct 14, 2011 06:40 PM #3
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Thanks Chris! My week-end was great, nice combination of work and play. How was yours?

Oct 16, 2011 04:36 PM #4
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