Winter Apartment Maintenance Tips

Asset Living
Dec 21, 2021
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Winter Apartment Maintenance Tips

Winter is coming! This means preparing for snow, avoiding frozen pipes and managing the colder temperatures by following these tips to best prepare for winter. But don’t worry – the Asset Living team of experts has you covered with some helpful advice  

1.) Start by preparing the inside of your apartment.

  • Turn your ceiling fans at a low speed and put them in reverse. This will circulate warm air in your apartment.  
  • If your apartment has a fireplace or chimney, make sure to inspect it and/or have it cleaned before use.
  • Stock up on nonperishables to keep in your pantry. You should have food to last you a few days in case you are unable to leave your home due to a winter storm.

2.) Don’t forget about your outdoor spaces.

  • Bring potted plants in from outside of your apartment to keep them from freezing.
  • Bring in any outdoor furniture, rugs, or decorations before heavy snowfall to avoid damage.

3.) Take these right precautions to prevent frozen pipes.

  • Make sure you do not turn off the AC in your unit, even if you are going out of town for the holidays.
  • Keep the cabinets under the kitchen sink open so warm air can circulate around the pipes.
  • If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, keep faucets running slowly. This can help to prevent lines from freezing.  
  • If you suspect a pipe has frozen over, call your leasing office immediately.

4.) Don’t let some ice ruin your day.  

  • Keep an ice scraper in your car to help clear any snow or ice from your windshield.  
  • Have a boot tray at the front door to put your snow-covered shoes on once inside.

5.) Always have an emergency kit ready. Some items to include for winter:

  • Flashlights  
  • Hand/Foot Warmers
  • Batteries  
  • AM Radio  
  • Nonperishables  
  • Basic First Aid Supplies  

For any questions regarding our properties or services, please visit our service suite or feel free to get in touch using our contact form.  

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