Winter 2014 – The Sundance Film Festival

The 30th annual Sundance Film Festival begins next week!

The following are a few local tips worth mentioning:

  1. Didn’t register in time to get a ticket-buying time slot? You can still get tickets to many films online or at the box office after the advance ticketing process is over, usually a few days before the festival. Check the Sundance website for the date open tickets sales begin. You can also try the waitlist electronic waitlist.
  2. Get to Park City well in advance of your screening. You might be familiar with Park City, but during the festival driving and bus routes are changed significantly. You’ll probably have to park in an official lot and take a shuttle to get to the theater. Once you arrive in Park City, try to pick up a printed festival guide. These contain information on getting around town by bus.
  3. The films at Sundance aren’t rated. I wouldn’t recommend taking children, especially if you aren’t familiar with the film. You’ll probably have a better experience if you choose films carefully in advance rather than just taking your chances on a mystery film you know nothing about.
  4. Try getting tickets for one of the awards screenings. You won’t know what film you’re going to see until you get there, but you will know that it’s one the judges considered the best in its category.

Happy Sundance!

Watchdog Property Management

Fall 2013 – Is your Property Ready for Winter?

Is your Property Ready for Winter?

The cold weather is here for the season. Watchdog Property Management is here to help you prepare your home or investment property to maintain it during the cold winter months.

These are a few of the things we can do to help you prepare for winter:

  • Roofing: Check roof and around vents, skylights and chimneys for leaks.
  • Attics: If there is no ridge vent, keep gable vents open year-round to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Gutters: Clean gutters and drain pipes so leaves won’t clog them and be sure they drain away from the house.
  • Exterior Plumbing: Drain outside faucets to prevent bursting in freezing temperatures
  • Fireplace: Clean fireplace of ashes. Check chimney for loose or missing mortar. Have chimney professionally cleaned. Make sure damper closes tightly.
  • Filters: Remember to clean or replace HVAC filters once a month, or as needed. Check and clean dryer vent, air conditioner, range hood and room fans. Keep heating and cooling vents clean and free from furniture and draperies.
  • Safety Equipment: Ensure that all smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order. Replace batteries in appropriate devices as needed, or at least twice each year.
  • Faucets: Check for leaky faucets in kitchen and bathroom(s). Replace washers as necessary.
  • Windows and Doors: Seal drafty doors and windows. If you added up all of the small cracks where heating and cooling escapes from a home, it would be the same as having a window open. Replace seals as needed.
  • Siding and Painting: Look for cracks and holes in house siding or peeling paint.
  • Heating System: Have heating system serviced now to eliminate costly breakdown in the winter.
  • Hot Water Heater: Drain hot water heater. Remove sediment from the bottom of the tank.
  • Landscaping: Prune trees and remove dead branches.

Our focus is to help increase the value of your home or investment property by keeping costs low with preventive maintenance for the Winter season.  Our experienced staff of professional maintenance technicians can perform all of the preventative maintenance to your home to reduce your energy bills and prolong the life of your mechanical equipment.

To make an appointment contact us at LeeAnne@WatchdogProperty.com, or 435-659-6789