Southern MD is expecting 5 to 12 inches of snow tomorrow! Are you ready?
Check out these 3 simple and inexpensive tips for winterizing your home and preparing for snow. Even though it has already been cold it might be a good idea to double check. This is especially important in older and more rural homes in Calvert, Charles, and St.Mary’s counties.
#1 Check the furnace
Replace furnace filters once a month during the heating season to increase airflow.
#2 Reverse the fan
Reverse the direction of the ceiling fans, counter-clockwise, to push warm air downward and force it to recirculate, keeping you warmer.
#3 Wrap those pipes
To prevent frozen pipes, wrap exposed plumbing with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves. In warmer climates, you can install Styrofoam cups to help insulate outdoor spigots.
#4 Have a plan in place for snow removal
It can be hard to get a snow vendor out in Southern Maryland to clear your driveway and roads. Contact a vendor in advance and make sure to follow up before the storm to ensure fast removal. We can help at Real Property Management Gold.
#5 Be prepared for a power outage.
Ensure your home has a plan or kit to prepare for a long power outage. In Southern Maryland especially in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates long power outages are common during any kind of hazardous weather. If you have a generator ensure you have plenty of fuel and that the generator is operational in a well ventilated area at the beginning of the season.
#6 Ensure you have up to a weeks worth of food and supplies on-hand.
For more information contact our office. Our processes ensures your rental Southern Maryland property is ready for the winter weather so that you can have piece of mind.
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