Sure, it’s easy to forget about preventative maintenance. Especially in our summer homes, we only get to spend a few precious months of the year on the lake. We certainly don’t want to spend them doing chores. But, just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money.
The summer is unfortunately, coming to an end so that means it’s time to start thinking about closing up the lake lot or summer home for the colder months. With fall just around the corner, it’s important to take the time to perform some preventative maintenance on your summer home before locking up for another Alberta winter.
By scheduling preventative maintenance, you can detect problems before they require expensive repairs. Sure, preventative maintenance might involve a small repair or two, but the cost will be nothing compared to what may happen if you were to wait until your furnace or cooling system starts acting up. Being proactive about maintenance, and scheduling it before there is a real issue, will help you to save time and money in the long run.
Imagine coming back to your lake lot after a long cold winter to find that your furnace has broken, causing your pipes to freeze and bust.
Many people are unaware that their burst pipes may not be covered by their insurance. If a pipe burst results in a slow leak that goes unchecked for a period of time, the damage may not be covered. This can be a costly fix, easily thousands of dollars. This happens all too often but it is something that is easily preventable.
Call Dan at 780-717-7979 to schedule your preventative maintenance check and learn how to winterize your cabin.