It’s October, time to winterize your seasonal waterfront property before ice-in.  We gathered suggestions from property owners and compiled this list:

Lake:

Remove buoys

Remove dock ladder

Lift dock/stairs

-or- install bubbler

Secure kayaks/canoes

Remove swim raft

 

Water Supply:

Clear water lines

Remove water filters

Drain Reverse Osmosis System

Drain water bubbler

 

Appliances:

Clean:

  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave

Leave doors open to prevent mildew

 

Storage:

Sunshade

Flags

Canoes/Kayaks

Paddle boat/Paddle board

Hammocks

SCUBA equipment

Garbage cans

Fishing rods

Paddles

Life jackets

Chairs/seat cushions

Store flower pots inside

 

Buildings:

Empty toilets (by flushing after water turned off)

Non-toxic anti-freeze in toilet

  then cover toilet with plastic wrap

Close sink and tub drain plugs

Put out mouse bait

Put out dryer sheets (mice)

Remove toilet paper from outhouse

Close all windows

Close and secure storage containers

Lock all windows and doors

Clean and repair chimney

Check roof

Clear gutters

 

Utilities:

Turn off gas

Add fuel stabilizer

Cover log splitter

Test generator

Remove generator battery

Switch off house breaker

 

Bring Home:

Food

Dog food

Bedding and towels

Medications

Chainsaw

Empty water jugs