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By Shawna Ebersole | Agent in Greenwood, IN

Vacant Homes Need To Be Winterized

Although today is a gorgeous, sunny fall day here in Greenwood, we can’t forget that colder days are just around the corner.  And for many of our sellers, they are looking at how to best take care of their vacant properties through the winter.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of Winterization if your home is vacant.  Water can do a lot of damage to the home if pipes burst and vacant homes are at the most risk during Winter.

A lot of people think that keeping the furnace and the water on will be enough to avoid any problems.  While in theory that is true, the problem strikes when the power goes out, the furnace does not get re-lit and no one knows about it since the home is vacant.

If you are responsible for a vacant home, please take a look at the attached flyer.  Feel free to contact any company you choose, but we just wanted to bring this to your attention before freezing temperatures set in.  Pipes can freeze if the temperature in the home is 55 degrees or lower.

Now please keep in mind that if your home is for sale, the buyer will more than likely want to have a home inspection performed prior to closing.  At that time, the home would need to be “De-Winterized” for the inspection and then depending on how far out the closing date is set, it will need to be Winterized again prior to closing.  There would be a charge for this however, the cost would be minimal compared to any water damage that bursting pipes might cause.

For more helpful Real Estate Tips, please visit us at:  www.iShopGreenwood.com

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