Winterize Your Home


Complete the "Winterize Your Home" checklist:

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Have your furnace tuned up every fall. Regular maintenance can prolong its life and alert you to any potential issues. Have it cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted before each heating season.

Often utility companies or furnace manufacturers will offer free or discounted inspections. However, these needed to be booked in advance as the slots fill quickly.

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Change the furnace filters once a month during heating season.

Dirty filters restrict airflow and make your heating system less efficient.

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Heating Cooling MaintenanceUltimate Nomad ChecklistWinterize Your Home


Check exterior caulking and seals and touch up as needed.

Do this every fall.

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Check weather stripping on exterior doors. Replace as needed.

Do this every fall.

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Ideally this is accomplished with proper weather stripping around windows and doors and door sweeps for all exterior doors.

In a pinch you can also use a rolled towel or draft snake under a drafty door.

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Animal nests or creosote buildup in your fireplace can be hazardous. Have an annual inspection before building your first fire of the season.

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Ultimate Nomad ChecklistWinterize Your Home


Blow out sprinkler system in the fall.

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Remove hoses from exterior faucets.

Even "freeze-proof" faucets can end up with a broken water line if water in the hose freezes and expands into the pipe.

Do this every fall.

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Switch ceiling fans to rotate clockwise during the winter months.

This will circulate any warm air pooled near the ceiling back down into the living space.

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Ultimate Nomad ChecklistWinterize Your Home


Add more insulation between walls and make sure the attic floor and basement ceiling are well insulated.

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Ultimate Nomad ChecklistWinterize Your Home


Install foam electrical outlet and wall plate insulating kits. These are easily found at Lowes or Home Depot and help reduce heat loss.

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Ultimate Nomad ChecklistWinterize Your Home


Check that all water pipes are properly insulated. Pipes running through exterior walls and uninsulated attics and crawlspaces may be at risk of freezing in winter months. Foam pipe sleeves come pre-slit and can easily be wrapped around unprotected pipes and sealed with tape.

In addition, wrapping hot water pipes will save energy which in turn saves you money.

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Tenant Scenario: Tenant Hold Over


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Try to prevent this scenario by reminding tenant of the date they need to be out by:

  • Contact tenant 30 days out
  • Contact tenant 15 days out
  • Contact tenant week of

Confirm they will be out on time. Remind them what happens if they do not vacate the premises on time.

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The lease we use stipulates that the landlord has 10 days to get the previous tenant out before the new tenant can terminate the lease.

Go over your terms with any new tenants so if this scenario happens they will not be blind-sided.

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Get your tenant's forwarding address.

This will be the address you mail the remainder of their security/damage deposit to.

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Most tenants will be out several days before the final date they must vacate by. Get the exact date of their move-out.

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If the old tenant is not out on the day they are supposed to be out, immediately post a 3 day demand for compliance.

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Charge the old tenant rent at 110% (or 10% per day) whatever the lease says.

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Don't charge the new tenant rent until they are able to get the keys and actually move it.

You may also consider pro-rating the rent for the days they were inconvenienced or making some other arrangement to smooth things over with them.

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Tenant Scenario: City Ordinance Violation


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Violation of City Ordinance notices are usually for weeds or an overgrown yard.

If you receive a notice of violation from the city for one of your properties, contact the tenant living there and send them a copy of the notice.

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Discuss with your tenant what they need to do to resolve the violation and when it needs to be completed by.

Let the tenant know that any fines or fees resulting from the violation not being resolved on time will be billed to them.

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Set the due date for the resolution prior to the date on the notice so you can verify the work has been completed.

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City Ordinance ViolationUltimate Nomad Checklist


If the tenant does not complete the resolution by the date agreed, hire someone to complete the work prior to the date on the notice.

Bill the cost back to the tenant.

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Verify that the work has been completed and that the violation is resolved.

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If you are not able to get the tenant or a contractor to complete the resolution prior to the date on the notice the city will likely complete the work for you and bill you.

Forward the bill to the tenant and arrange when and how they will pay you back.

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City Ordinance ViolationUltimate Nomad Checklist