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Preparing Your Properties and Yourself for a New England Winter

If you’re a resident in New England, then you need to be prepare yourself for the winter. There are many factors that need to be considered when you’re getting ready to face the cold. We understand that the Holiday season is almost upon us, which is exactly why we need to prepare now, before our attention gets divided. As a competent Cape Cod property management service, we recommend that you keep yourself and your property safe and sound during the season.

If you have property or live on Cape Cod or the South Shore of Massachusetts, here are a few tips for you to get started on winter preps:

  • Winterize Your Yard

Make sure tree limbs are not overhanging the house. Remove dead tree limbs. Secure all patio and yard items that could get blown around and cause damage. Clean and cover the patio furniture. Insure drains lead away from the house. Winterize the irrigation system.


  • Winterize the Exterior of Your House

Inspect the outside of the house. Look at the roof and siding. Check the windows, weather-stripping, and doors. Check for drafts and rot.  Clean the gutters and check the down spouts. Put the storm windows in place. Remove hoses. Clean leaves and debris from wooden decks.


  • Inside the House

Service the furnace or boiler.

Make sure you have the following: Nonperishable food (bread, peanut butter, jelly, canned foods, crackers), water, flashlight and batteries, wood for the fireplace, cash, medicine, first aid, blankets, clothes, matches or a lighter and candles. It’s also nice to have an extra propane tank for the gas grill (cook outside).

Have a good humidifier, remove the window air-conditioners.

If the house is vacant, set the thermostat to 60, not below.


  • Have an Emergency and Evacuation Plan

Know the evacuation plan outlined by your town and county. Check your town website and get signed up for alert text messages. Keep a list of emergency phone numbers.


  • Have the Necessary Tools to Handle Snow

You will need shovels, sand and/or ice melt, gas for your snow removal equipment, and a good snow suit and gloves for yourself.


  • Insurance

Make sure the property has the correct coverage. Talk to your agent and make sure you are covered for the appropriate storm hazards.


For Cape Cod and South Shore Property Management, call 508-509-4485. Real Property Management Associates will take care of your Seasonal and Year-Round Property needs.

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  1. Cindy says:

    Good advice, thank you!

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