How To Close Up Your Summer Home After The Season


The last of the burgers have been flipped, the bathing suits and towels have been hung up to dry and Labor Day has come and gone. Summer is quickly coming to a close and that means it’s time to close down your vacation home until next year. So, what exactly do you need to do? Use the checklist, below:

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  • Give the floors a scrub-down. Sweep them, mop them or vacuum them and don’t forget to scrub the less obvious things like the dishes, the bathtub and the small appliances.

  • Turn off the main water supply to avoid pipes freezing and cracking over the winter.

  • Unplug all appliances, even the television, to protect them from severe storms and to save money on electricity bills.

  • Turn off all circuit breakers except for alarms.

  • Clean out the fridge and the freezer and remember that even canned goods can explode if they freeze during the off-season.

  • Clean up the yard, deck and patio and store away the grill, outdoor furniture and garbage cans.

  • Lock the windows and doors.

  • Take out the last load of garbage before you leave. You’ll be in for an unpleasant surprise if you leave trash sitting in the house.
Have electrical issues that need to be taken care of before you close up your summer home for good? We can help! The expert electricians at GEN3 Electric have been serving Philadelphia and the surrounding neighborhoods for years so you know you can count on us! Give us a call today at 215-512-4102.

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.