TURN OFF main water valve for the inside of home only. You will want to leave your outdoor water going for landscaping

  • Set water heaters to “Vacation” and unplug recirculating pumps
  • Toilets should be flushed; water should be run through all sinks and drains every few weeks to avoid smells. Make sure water is turned on and then back off again for this procedure
  • Cover all drains & or close stoppers. Keep toilets shut
  • Clean and store outdoor furniture and cushions in the garage
  • Wash doorway mats and store in garage
  • Empty all wastebaskets and trash compactors
  • Turn off gas valve at BBQ
  • Put cover on BBQ
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Close all curtains and blinds
  • Remove batteries from fireplace igniters and remotes
  • Cover the front of the fireplaces with green garbage bags to avoid outside heat entering the house.
  • Temp setting 88 degrees for A/C on all thermostats
  • Take all Batteries out of remotes for TV’s ceiling fans and electric shade
  • Turn off icemakers in all refrigerators
  • Set refrigerators to 43-45 if empty (Normal is 38)
    Set Freezer to +5 if empty (Normal is 0)
    Set Cooler Drawers to 45 if empty (Normal 34-36)
    Turn Wine coolers off but leave doors ajar (if empty)
  • Turn off all electronics
  • Unplug power to modem & unplug TV
  • Unscrew hoses and store in garage
  • Clean gutters
  • Clean golf carts – prepare them for summer by charging and putting in the tow position. Make sure batteries have water in them if water based.
  • Cars & golf carts should be driven every few weeks during summer months to avoid tire damage and battery failure