Owning property has its own set of challenges. Place that home in Newport, RI and the challenges of managing a property become one-of-a-kind, specific to this region. New England winters are famous for their frigid temperatures, so add proper heating to your list. Don’t forget about insulation – after all, nothing is as uncomfortable on a cold day as a drafty house. Ever have a pipe burst? With the right type of pipe insulation, this is something you won’t have to face. No matter the challenge, as a homeowner in Newport, RI, you’ll be one step ahead with a reliable property manager on hand.
Keep your property warm this winter
With winter about to take over the region, keeping your home warm is of utmost importance. There are many simple things you can do to keep the heat inside your house. First you’ll want to make sure that you protect your furnace, hot water heater and boiler to ensure they work properly.
Insulate hot water pipes
Subzero temperatures can cause even interior pipes to freeze and burst. There are several things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. Here are a few: insulate your pipes, keep kitchen and cabinet doors open, let cold water drip, and finally, set your thermostat to at least 55 degrees.
Make sure appliances are all up to date
Replacing appliances that are used often when they start to get older will make sure you can get things done and enjoy the comfort of your home. A washing machine or furnace breaking at the wrong time can be a disaster for all involved. Keeping all appliances running and replacing them at the right time will help you keep things in your home running smoothly.
Maintain a list of reliable tradespeople
One of the most important resources you can have as a homeowner is a list of reliable tradespeople. From plumbers, to electricians, to HVAC specialists, having a list of trusted professionals is something you’ll want to have. New to your area – check with your neighbors – they’re sure to have names to share and recommend.
Newport Property and Construction Management provides reliable property services in the Newport, RI area so you don’t need to worry about homeowner challenges unique to the region. We understand that every piece of property we manage requires special attention and services that need to be provided on a regular basis. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help on your property.
Register for our Property Manager Winter Maintenance Tips property management workshop today to learn more about how Newport Property and Construction Management prepares for the challenges that come with colder weather.