5 Ways to Ensure Your Wisconsin Cabin is Prepared for Winter

While it has been an absolutely incredible fall in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, all good things must come to an end, and winter is fast approaching. Here are some essential steps to take to ensure your Wisconsin cabin is ready for the winter:

Turn Off the Water

If you don’t use your cabin in the winter, make sure you turn the water off at the supply point to avoid the headache and stress of frozen and bursting pipes. Don’t forget to clear your dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerators of water so that they don’t freeze either.

Turn Down your Thermostat

But don’t turn it off! If you have a furnace, lower the temperature but keep it above freezing. This will help keep the pipes and appliances from freezing. 

Unplug Appliances

It’s best to unplug all of your appliances when you’re preparing your cabin for winter. Doing so reduces your electricity bill and reduces fire risk due to old or faulty wiring or nibbling rodents.

Seal your Foundation

Check your foundation for cracks and seal up any you find with steel wool and spray foam to ensure no critters find their way in from the cold.

Secure the Property

When you leave for the last time, close the blinds and curtains and double-check that all doors and windows are locked. Consider installing outside security/motion detector lights that could deter would-be burglars. Properly preparing your cabin for winter protects your vacation property investment and helps ensure you don’t return to a mess when spring rolls around. In the meantime, enjoy these remaining gorgeous fall days. If you’ve decided that this is your last cabin season, contact our team and we can help you list your property! Now is a great time to sell.