End of Summer Tips
Although we hate to admit it, the end of summer is here. As Labor Day has passed us by, it’s now time to think about closing down summer vacation homes and preparing for the fall and winter ahead. This can be an exciting time of year as children head back to school and we can all enjoy what the chillier weather has to offer; especially activities like football! We’d like to share a recent blog post from West Bend Mutual, Tips for Closing your Summer Vacation Home.
This list provides great tips for keeping your home safe until next summer. Consider making your own checklist. Add all the items described and evaluate your own property. Do you need to account for any type of property maintenance in your absence? Think about lawn care and snow removal if you live further away from your home. Assess trees close to your home, shed, or garage – do they have the potential to cause any damage while you're away?
Do you have an emergency plan in place? If there’s a fire or accident on property, do the neighbors or local police know how to contact you?
Make sure you have the proper storage in the event of emergency. For example, if your summer home could potentially flood, consider elevating furniture and removing carpets or other objects that may sit on the ground.
Have any other summer home closing tips? Let us know your best practices for closing up your summer home.