We get it: you don’t even want to hear the word “winter,” let alone think about winterizing your cabin for the coming cold months.
But hey, we live in South Dakota. And the seasons, they must change.
Fortunately, you have INTEK. We exist to make life easier for homeowners by doing the dirty work for you — literally.
Let us help you winterize your lake cabin or second home in South Dakota, so all you have to worry about is getting the kids back to school in one piece. (Which is stressful enough, we know!)
How INTEK Will Winterize Your Cabin Right
To winterize your lake house in South Dakota, we’ll start with a general cleaning of your entire home. We’ll go through each room to make sure we’ve swept, vacuumed, dusted, disinfected, and scrubbed down every surface of your cabin.
(We perform janitorial cleaning regularly for many local businesses, so you can be sure your cabin will get a good clean!)
Next, we recommend two additional services for winterizing your lake cabin in South Dakota: carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.
If your house has carpet, you’ll want to perform that annual carpet cleaning suggested by experts. Think about all the water and dirt tracked in over the summer — you don’t want that seeping into your carpet all winter, do you? (Especially when you consider wet carpet is a breeding ground for mold. . . .)
Homeowners are also advised to clean your ducts at least once a year, if not more. Along with improving your energy efficiency, duct cleaning eliminates dust, pollen, and mold from your ductwork — key precautions to take before closing up shop for the winter.
Finally, we’ll address any issues we may have run into while cleaning, such as signs of mold or evidence of water damage. We hope we don’t see anything out of the ordinary, but it’s our job to point out potential health or safety problems in your house. After all, this is your family we’re talking about!
We’ll let you know if we recommend additional cleaning services in Sioux Falls or Yankton, such as mold removal or water damage restoration. We always provide free inspections and quotes, so you don’t have to decide until you see the potential risk factors for yourself.
How to Winterize Your Lake House Yourself
Let’s face it: when it comes to winterizing your cabin, it’s easier to call the pros.
But if you’ve got the gumption to do it yourself, go for it! We’ve put together some handy resources for winterizing your cabin in South Dakota, including general winterization tips and even a room-by-room winterizing guide.
While you’re at it, you may want to consider getting your “real” home ready for winter, too. Here’s how to winterize your house, plus how to prepare your house for an upcoming vacation.
As always, let us know if you have any questions (about winterization or otherwise)!