Nov 2, 2020 A step-by-step guide to closing your cottage for the winter

Summer days have come and gone, and if you haven’t taken measures to winterize your cottage, it’s almost time to close it up and say goodbye until next spring. Check these 10 tasks off your list as you prepare to leave your home-away-from-home for the winter months: Inspect your septic tank. If your cottage has a septic system, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations and timelines. If your system is due for an inspection, call in a professional to make sure it’s functioning properly before you close up to avoid any surprises in the spring. Keep the sump pump pumping. If your cottage has a sump pump, make sure it stays in good working order all winter long, or…

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Jun 8, 2018 A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening Your Cottage for the Summer

If you have a cottage, it’s about time to open it up and prepare for another summer of beach days and campfire nights. Check these 10 steps off your to-do list as you get ready for cottage season. 1. Arrange to have your utilities turned back on or inspected. If any of your utilities, like water or gas, need to be turned on by professionals, remember to make arrangements well ahead of time so your cottage is ready when you plan to settle in for the season. You should also have your septic system inspected by a professional if it’s due for a check-up. 2. Make sure your seasonal property insurance policy is up to date. Whether you’re adding some new toys to your…

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