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Book Your Muskoka Cottage Opening With Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric

Book Your Muskoka Cottage Opening With Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric

Schedule Your Muskoka Cottage Opening HERE


Schedule your Muskoka cottage opening with our HVAC technicians today! We’ll get you back into summer vacation mode in no time.

If you’re like most Canadians, opening your summer cottage is both a highlight and a lowlight of the season. But whether you enjoy the process of cottage opening or not, it is a crucial step in ensuring the comfort and safety of your family.

At Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, we have been opening Muskoka cottages for decades. It can seem daunting to most, but our team lives for cottage opening season!

Are you nervous about opening your cottage by yourself this spring? Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric can help you get it done right - thoroughly and safely! Our team will handle all your cottage plumbing, lighting, power, hot water, heating and cooling needs.

If your cottage is in the Muskoka area, give our team a call!

And in the meantime, follow the steps below to get started.


Do These 4 Things Before Opening Your Muskoka Cottage This Spring

Before you make the trek to the cottage, here are four things that you should get done first:


Ensure your cottage has Power before you arrive

1. Make Sure Your Cottage Has Power When You Arrive.

Before you head up to the cottage, you need your electricity turned on. So, before you head up, don’t forget to give your electricity provider a call. They’ll ensure your utility power is on before you arrive.

Does your cottage not run on utility power?

Many Muskoka cottage owners are too far out to connect to utility power and must rely on another form of electricity instead.

For example, some cottage owners have to run their power off a generator rather than a typical electricity supply panel. If this is the case, preparing your cottage electrical won’t involve a phone call. But it could mean hauling a heavy generator across a lake!

(And thankfully, our GPHE cottage opening team has done this many times - CLICK HERE TO SEE A RECENT TRIP!)

Not sure how to go about restoring power to your Muskoka cottage? Unless you have a background and training in electrical systems, we recommend you immediately call a pro for help. It’s so easy to make a small mistake and even electrocute yourself in the process - and that’s no way to kick off good cottage season!

Call our GPHE Electrical team to schedule your Muskoka cottage power restoration. And in the meantime, CLICK HERE for an inspection checklist that can help make the process easier and faster!


Contact your propane or gas provider and reconnecting your fuel service

2. Reconnect Your Fuel Service.

The next step in preparing your cottage is contacting your propane or gas provider and reconnecting your fuel service.

If you’ve been dreaming of that first bacon and eggs breakfast by the lake, you’ll be sadly disappointed to find out your propane wasn’t turned on in time!


3. Reconnect Your Water Access.

Don’t forget to turn your water back on!

If your water isn't working, it's often your water access that's the problem, not your plumbing. We've been on many visits to cottages where the simple problem lies in,

a) Calling your water access provider and
b) Reconnecting your cottage water supply.

However, in other cases, the problem can be more serious...

Some of the spring plumbing issues that we see at Muskoka cottages include:

  • Leaking Pipes
  • Frozen Pipes
  • Cracked or Burst Pipes etc.

These are obviously more serious problems and need addressing immediately.

If you’re not sure how to restore your cottage water supply, don’t hesitate to call our cottage plumbing team at Gravenhurst Plumbing! You can also download our Spring Water Turn-On Checklist here!


Schedule HVAC maintenance at your cottage

4. Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Appointment.

Whether your cottage is seasonal or all-season, proper heating and cooling is a MUST!

We all know how quickly the summer heat can sneak up on us during the spring months. And if you’re anticipating a cool and comfortable cottage season ahead, your air conditioner needs to be in prime condition.

That means the next step on your cottage preparation list is getting your air conditioning working properly!

Whether we have to,

  • Replace your HVAC filters
  • Inspect power cords,
  • Repair your HVAC system or
  • Replace your heating and cooling system,

...our team has the tools and experience needed to get the job done right!

Our GPHE HVAC team will schedule your Cottage HVAC Maintenance appointment and keep your summer vacation plans on track!


Contact Muskoka Cottage Opening Experts at Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric

There are so many things that need taking care of when opening your cottage for the season. And it can be an overwhelming task, to say the least!

But at Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, we make it easy.

> Have you scheduled your cottage HVAC maintenance and safety inspection yet?

> Is it time to have your cottage well and/or septic system cleaned and primed?

> Do you need a backup generator to safeguard your cottage appliances from unexpected power surges or outages?

Our team is here to help!

Give us a call at 877-885-3403 or Fill In The Form Below To Schedule Your Muskoka Cottage Opening.

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