Post Winter Repairs for Your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate!

Each winter season, no matter how mild or severe, can cause serious havoc on your home. If you own a secondary or vacation property on Lake Nacimiento or in the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities, it is essential to have someone check the home before, during and after the winter season to ensure that there is no permanent damage after months of cold temperatures, ice and even snow. As a longtime Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, now is typically the time of year that I see homeowners returning to their property and completing any post-winter repairs needed to prepare their home for the warmer seasons. If you own Lake Nacimiento real estate and are wondering what to check for and what repairs may need to be done in order for your home to be spring-ready, here are a few suggestions to get you started!

Check the roofing and gutters. It’s no secret that winter is particularly rough on the exterior of your Lake Nacimiento real estate, from roofing and gutters to siding and landscaping. With the snow, ice and high winds that come with winter, it is important to check for things such as missing shingles, loose siding, ice dams and frozen gutters. While these can seem like minor repairs, it is essential to get them taken care of sooner than later to avoid worsening damage.

Inspect your pipes. This is important, especially for those that own homes on Lake Nacimiento as secondary or vacation property and are not there all of the time. Extreme cold temperatures can freeze pipes that are exposed, improperly insulated or unprotected, or have not been winterized correctly. When a pipe freezes, typically it will burst after temperatures thaw. This can cause extensive and costly water damage inside your Lake Nacimiento real estate. Be sure to inspect pipes thoroughly and have a plumber with you to complete any repairs needed on the spot, if necessary.

Maintain your furnace and HVAC system. Whether your home typically gets winterized for each cold season or you visit often enough to keep the furnace running, it is very important to properly maintain your HVAC system. Being proactive encourages longer life from these expensive appliances and helps to prevent sudden problems or failures. Winter strains your furnace because the cold temperatures force it to run harder and longer to keep your Lake Nacimiento real estate at a decent temperature throughout the months. Have a professional thoroughly clean your furnace, ducts and HVAC system prior to spring and also ask them to check for any leaks or energy inefficiencies that may be driving your utility bills higher.

There is no time like spring or summer in the Lake Nacimiento area! With warm weather right around the corner, I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces returning to their homes on Lake Nacimiento for another great season. Should you have any questions about buying, selling or the local community, don’t hesitate to contact me. I am an experienced Lake Nacimiento real estate agent that lives and works here throughout the year, and I look forward to helping you with your property needs!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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