Prepare Your Ski Home for Spring

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As the days grow longer, it’s almost time to transition from winter wonderland to spring sanctuary in your beloved ski home. At Sunday River Real Estate, we understand the importance of maintaining your property to ensure its longevity and comfort. That’s why we’ve curated a comprehensive list of spring cleaning tips specifically tailored for ski home owners like you.

  1. Gear Maintenance: Start by inspecting and cleaning your winter gear. Skis, snowboards, boots, and other equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and properly stored to preserve their quality for next season’s adventures.
  2. Winter Apparel Care: Don’t forget about your winter clothing! Wash jackets, pants, gloves, and hats to remove any salt or grime accumulated during the snowy months. Proper storage will prevent mildew and keep your gear fresh for the next winter season.
  3. Heating System Check-Up: Ensure your heating system is in top condition by replacing air filters and checking for any leaks or malfunctions. A well-maintained heating system not only keeps you cozy during chilly nights but also helps save energy and money in the long run.
  4. Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance: If your ski home features a fireplace, it’s essential to clean out any remaining ash and schedule a professional chimney sweep to remove creosote buildup. This not only improves safety but also ensures optimal performance when the temperatures drop again.
  5. Roof and Gutter Inspection: Take the time to inspect your roof for any damage or missing shingles caused by winter weather. Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage and maintain proper drainage around your property.
  6. Carpet and Rug Refresh: Give your carpets and rugs a deep clean to remove dirt, debris, and salt residue. Vacuuming and steam cleaning not only improve air quality but also prolong the life of your flooring investments.
  7. Winter Decor Storage: Pack away winter decorations neatly after giving them a good clean. Proper storage ensures they’ll be in pristine condition when it’s time to deck the halls next winter.
  8. Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors: Inspect windows and doors for drafts or leaks, and replace weather stripping or caulking as needed. This simple step improves energy efficiency and keeps your ski home comfortable year-round.
  9. Outdoor Furniture Care: Clean and store outdoor furniture and grills to protect them from the elements. Regular maintenance prolongs their lifespan and ensures they’re ready for outdoor gatherings once the weather warms up.
  10. Pest Prevention: Check for signs of pest activity and seal any cracks or openings that critters could use to enter your home. Consider hiring a professional pest control service for preventative treatment to keep your ski home pest-free.

As your trusted real estate agency in the Sunday River area, we’re dedicated to helping you maintain and enjoy your ski home to the fullest. By following these spring cleaning tips, you’ll ensure your property is ready for relaxation, recreation, and making memories in every season. If you’re considering buying or selling a ski home in our beautiful mountain community, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sunday River Real Estate for expert guidance and personalized service. Happy spring cleaning!

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Sunday River Real Estate
Sunday River Real Estate serves the greater Bethel community and is the official real estate agency of Sunday River Ski Resort, working with buyers and sellers of all types of property across the region. Whether you're looking for a slopeside condominium, an old farm house, a new chalet or the perfect piece of land to build on, we're here to help you make this place your home.