(PRWEB) August 28, 2012
It's almost that time of year again - winterizing summer homes. Another wonderful summer will come to a close this weekend at the last few BBQ's over Labor Day Weekend. Sooner or later, it will be time to close the summer home that hosted friends and family, and prepare it for the cold winter months.
My Home Supervisor, Long Island's Premier Handyman, is now scheduling "Summer Home Closures," all across Long Island.
If anyone is thinking of doing this on their own, here are a few tips on how to get started.
An easy way to begin this job is to start outside and then work indoors. Start by cleaning out the gutters and downspouts, this way the chance of roof damage and flooding of the foundation is minimal. If there's some extra time at the end of the summer and a few extra dollars to spare, consider getting gutter covers. A ladder will come in handy to complete some of the outdoor tasks as well as a buddy. While the ladder is out, check any large trees or branches that may hang over the house, and prune any trees or branches that may seem like a threat to the house.
Another precaution to take is to make sure any and all exterior hoses are disconnected from the house and drained. Also, check the foundation for any cracks or openings where animals could possibly enter and make sure to fill them properly. Then, ensure all patio furniture, tools and toys are locked in the garage or house.
The first stop indoors is the kitchen. Don't leave any kind of food or drinks in the refrigerator or pantry. Everything should be thrown out and all appliances should be turned off and unplugged until you return. Don't forget to turn off the main water control valve.
Looking for some help to winterize a summer home? Then contact My Home Supervisor today. My Home Supervisor is a one stop handyman, and happy to get that summer home winterized and ready for Summer 2013.