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Tips to Prepare for Winter

Tips to Prepare for Winter

Salt Lake and surrounding areas experience winter, with winds, snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, it’s vital to prepare your rental property. Winters are rough on all homes, but if a rental property isn’t properly prepared for winter the owner stands to lose quite a bit of money. Here are a few things owners needs to do to protect their rental property from winter.

  1. Plan for Disaster

Think about everything that could go wrong, then come up with an action plan. That way when something happens, you’re prepared and know who to call.

  1. Create a List of Service Professionals

You want to be prepared before there is a crisis, not after. You don’t want to waste time in an emergency trying to find someone to help.

  1. Talk with Tenants

Tell the tenants your plan and let them know who to call during an emergency. If they know who to contact, you can assess the problem quicker and save you money.

  • Check the furnace and change the filter.
  • Winterize the swamp cooler.
  • Drain lawn irrigation system.
  • Restock winter essentials like shovels, ice melt, etc.

Follow these steps to prepare your Rental Property for winter. If all that sounds like a lot of work, or you’re not sure how to do them. Consider using Tier One Real Estate Utah's Premier Property Management company. We do biannual property inspections and take care of all the season maintenance needed on your property. You can be sure that your seasonal maintenance is completed property, and your property is prepared for winter.

Throughout Utah, Property Managers and Property Management Companies, are not created equally. It can be a corrupt industry, and even well-meaning property managers may simply not have the resources to help you navigate the intricate demands of today’s rental market. Here is a checklist to help you determine whether a property manager is right for you.

If you have a question about this topic or need assistance with anything else, contact a TierOne Real Estate Property Manager at 801-486-6200 - we're here to help you with your rental/investment property.