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Do you own a vacant home in Ulster County?

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

A ceiling collapse inside a living room of a home. Preparing your 2nd home, rental property or vacant home for winter's extremes will save you a ton of stress and money!

Are you a landlord with a rental property, have an unoccupied home for sale or perhaps a 2nd home? Avoid expensive and stressful damages by following some best practices for avoiding frozen pipes this winter season:

-While there are always unforeseen issues that can happen like storms or appliances malfunctioning, it's the water that causes the most damage. Water can and will get into everything, continuously finding a way out is the name of the game.

-Have someone local and available to check on it for you while it's vacant. Consider hiring a property management company if you’re going to be away for some time.

-Don't turn the heat off in the colder months, keep the temperature set at 55 but no lower and follow good instructions to protect your pipes and utilities. Have your furnace and heating systems checked regularly and make sure you have fuel deliveries set up in advance if needed.

-Seal windows and doors if possible, check outside spigots and water sources.

-Have your roof inspected ahead of time for leaks, make sure your attic is free of mold and leaks as well. Ice Damming is common in the winter months, you can find tips to avoid that here.

-Speak with your insurance agent about tips they have and make sure your policy is where it needs to be (especially if you have a sump pump and won’t be in town for awhile).

Should you ever suffer from water damage, or any kind of loss to your property, call the experts in water damage restoration. SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has been the local leader in the industry for over 25 years, we're here for your emergency 24/7 with experienced and certified technicians utilizing the best technology around.

Call us immediately, no matter the damage and no matter the size, we’re here to help 24/7 at 845-255-4334.

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