We are again approaching that time of year when many of our
insureds will be headed to warmer climates for the winter. It is
important to remind them to take the necessary measures to
properly winterize their dwelling while they are away. Such
things should include:
• Maintain heat in the dwelling; arrange to keep propane tanks
filled as needed
• Drain water pipes
• Consider installing monitoring equipment as well as an app
on their cell phone to alert them to any sudden temperature
changes in the dwelling
• Have a designated person available to keep watch over
the dwelling and make occasional interior checks of the
Not only will this help prevent a major loss, but will also
hopefully save the policyholder from the frustrations of coming
home to a major mess.

Information from Northstar Mutual Insurance Company News Letter Issue: Nov 2018

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