10 Tips When Closing Your Cottage For Winter

October 15, 2021

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Even if this is your 1st or 10th  winter having a cottage, below are some helpful tips to keep in mind when closing your cottage for the winter:

  1. Inspect your septic tank – follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations and timelines.
  2. Keep sump pump pumping
  3. Turn off exterior faucets and drain your pipes – Turn off water supply and drain the pipes to prevent freezing/pipe bursting
  4. Clean gutter and add gutter guards
  5. Inspect roof and Repair loose shingle
  6. Keep pesky pests outdoors – Check for openings small animals
  7. Unplug major appliances – Keep in mind that turning off your entire power supply could cause your sump pump, exterior lighting and alarm system to stop working
  8. Turn heating down (or off) – Consider setting your thermostat to 10◦C to prevent frost build-up
  9. Get rid of fire hazards – Loose paper products (books & newspaper), old rags, chemicals and other items that could easily catch on fire.
  10. Clean out fridge and cupboards

If you have any questions or are looking for help with real estate – Feel free to reach out to our team. You can reach The Brad Sinclair Team at 705-927-6236 and bradsinclair@gmail.com