How To Prepare Your Rental Home For Winter

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
bundle of firewood

Winter is the perfect time for cuddling up by the fire with a book or movie, but it can be really tough on your rental home. Winter brings rain, snow, ice and wind which can cause many problems to houses that are not prepared for these weather conditions. Here, you’ll find a few tips on how to best prepare your rental home for winter.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

One of the most common problems that people face in the winter is frozen pipes. When water freezes, it expands and can cause pipes to burst. To prevent this, you should drip your faucets when it’s below freezing outside, keep the heat on in your home, and leave cabinet doors open below sinks to allow heat to circulate around the pipes.

If you have any indoor or outdoor pipes that are exposed, cover them with insulating foam covers. Make sure to cover the outside faucets with insulated foam covers as well to prevent them from freezing. You should also disconnect any water hoses, and turn off your sprinkler system if you have one. If your pipes end up freezing, make sure to contact your landlord so that they can handle the situation.

Outside Winterization

Winterizing your home is not only important to protect the interior, but it’s also important for the exterior. Winter can cause a lot of damage to trees, shrubs, and any plants you keep outside, so you should make sure that they are properly taken care of before the weather gets bad. Winterizing your exterior can also include cleaning out any gutters so that they don’t get clogged with snow and cause leaks.

Inside Winterization

Most people only think about winterizing their homes when it’s already cold outside, but you should also be aware of some issues that can arise from the inside as well. To save on heat make sure that all windows and doors are properly sealed, so no air is getting in or out. If you have a fireplace, make sure to have it inspected and cleaned before using it. You should also stock up on firewood so you’re prepared for when the cold weather hits.

Looking For A Rental Home This Winter?

To learn more about renting a house, contact Highland Park Village in Amarillo, Texas. We offer a unique rental experience at great prices. Call us at (806) 335-1451 or Send Us an email for more information about our Floor Plans and Specials.