If you have a summer cottage or camp, it’s time to open it up and prepare for another summer of beach days and firepit nights! Summer is arriving and opening your cottage is exciting! It can also be stressful and a lot of hard work.
At 207 Plumbing & Heating, we provide seasonal second-home opening services so that when you arrive all your utilities are working properly and you can settle right in comfortably.
Here’s what we do for you – so you don’t have to!
Turn the water on
We inspect all your plumbing for any visible signs of damage before turning on the water supply to your cottage. Once this is done we turn on the water and check the water pressures.
Fill and inspect the hot water heater
We fill your hot water heater and stick around long enough to make sure it is coming to temperature and that it is operating properly with no visible leaks.
Activate the well pump
If your water comes from a well system, we prime and activate the well pump, checking to make sure water levels are adequate and that water is flowing properly.
Turn on outdoor showers and faucets
Many camps enjoy outdoor showers and faucets for hoses and sprinkler systems. We turn on all your outdoor water sources and make sure they are operating properly with no fixture damage or breaks.
Inspect and check all plumbing for leaks
Once we have all the water turned on, we inspect all the water lines to make sure there are no leaks or split pipes. We also check all the faucets and other plumbing fixtures to be sure everything is working properly.
Check for any overall signs of damage
Maine’s harsh winters can leave damage to building exteriors. While we are onsite, we always take the time to do a visual inspection of your home. We look for damage such as missing roof shingles and siding, broken windows, fallen tree limbs and branches, and any other signs of damage or breakage. Of course we are on the lookout for signs of break-in or other disturbances as well.
Here’s what you should do before you arrive:
- Call your insurance agent
- Call your utilities companies
- Make sure your vehicle is tuned up and ready for the trip
- Make all the necessary travel arrangements
- Make a list of all your personal items you need to bring with you
- Be sure you bring your necessary ID’s, insurance cards, medications, and other important items you might need while you are away from your main home.
Here’s what you should do when you arrive:
- Inspect the outside for any winter damage
- Do a complete walkthrough inside
- Check your fireplace
- Verify door and window locks and keys
- Schedule any necessary repairs and maintenance
You can depend on 207 Plumbing & Heating to have your place ready when you arrive!
We’re here to help ensure your summer gets off on the right foot. When we open up your summer place, you can arrive and relax instead of stressing out over turning all your systems on and dealing with surprises. Call us to schedule your cottage or camp opening today!
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