Winterizing your home is a maintenance measure to prevent damages from frozen water pipes to your and others’ homes. Preventative maintenance tips include:
Set your thermostat to at least 65 degrees to ensure that heat is adequately maintained throughout the unit.
Turn off water supply at the main valve when your residence is not in use. Doing so can prevent a small water leak from turning into a major leak, which may cause thousands of dollars to repair. Ensure that renters and guests perform this step, as well.
Leave interior doors and cabinet doors open when your residence is not in use. This will allow for proper air circulation and prevent against musty odors.