Winter Safety Measures for Flagship Realty Group Tenants in Eastern North Carolina

Winter Safety Measures for Flagship Realty Group Tenants in Eastern North Carolina

As the temperature drops and winter sets in, Flagship Realty Group is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our tenants in the Eastern North Carolina real estate market, focusing on Greenville, NC, Goldsboro, NC, and surrounding cities. Cold weather brings unique challenges, especially when it comes to protecting your property and preventing potential hazards. Keep reading as we provide valuable tips and recommendations to help our tenants navigate freezing temperatures and keep their homes safe.

Learn more from our Owner, Brian Corbett in this video or check out some helpful tips below! 

Water System Maintenance:

  • Keep water moving within your pipes by maintaining a steady drip or small stream in a sink.

  • Identify the location of your main water shut-off within your home. If unavailable, locate the water meter in your yard.

  • Set out the tools needed to shut off the water meter. Practice using an adjustable wrench or pliers to ensure preparedness.

    Note: In case of a busted water line, follow these steps:

    • Turn off the main water source to the residence.

    • Open all faucets to sinks to drain remaining water from the lines.

    • If water is near electrical services, shut off the corresponding breakers to prevent fire hazards.

Winter Weather Tips for Tenants:

  • Increase thermostat temperature by 2 to 3 degrees on extremely cold days. Do not turn off heat.

  • Leave cabinet doors open if pipes are inside.

  • Ensure all windows are fully closed and locked.

  • Use door sweeps to prevent drafts.

  • Run faucets at a slow drip if temperatures drop below 0 degrees.

  • Disconnect all hoses and cover hose bibs.

Emergency Contact Information:

  • For any property emergencies, please call our office at 252.364.4944 and select option 1 or use your Rentvine Tenant Portal.

Space Heater Safety Tips:

  • Keep blankets and fabrics at a distance from space heaters.

  • Invest in newer models for enhanced safety features.

  • Avoid connecting space heaters to extension cords to reduce the risk of fires.

  • Ensure that fire detectors are in working condition.

At Flagship Realty Group, we prioritize the safety of our tenants during the winter season. By following these proactive measures and tips, you can protect your property and ensure a secure living environment for you and your loved ones. Stay warm and safe in Eastern North Carolina's chilly weather!

Flagship Realty Group

3101 Evans Street, Suite C

Greenville, NC 27834