Fall Preparation

Fall Preparation

PUMPKIN, SPICE and everything NICE--it’s officially Fall.

Welcome to fall!  The leaves are beginning to turn, and there’s a crisp breeze in the air.

·         Get your HVAC serviced

Now is the best time to get your HVAC system cleaned and maintained since the sizzling days of  Summer are behind us and the cool Autumn nights are arriving.  If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person be safe cleaning and storing your unit.  If you rather call a professional schedule a service call soon.   

·         Gutter maintenance

Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your siding and foundation. The worst-case scenario any homeowner would want to avoid is water getting behind your siding and into your house. Cleaning gutters out at least once after the leaves have fallen is always recommended.  Get them cleaned by professionals and save your investment.

·       Lawn Care equipment care

Hose bibs and hoses can freeze if they still have water in them when winter comes.  Draining the water from your hose and shutting off the water to the hose bib will help ensure your house is safe.  Remember to keep the external pipe open once you shut off the water from the inside to prevent pipe burst in freezing temperatures later in the year.

·         Plan for Snow Removal
      Plan before a storm hits. Inquire about your community contingency plan for snow removal. Now is the time to purchase those snow essentials like; a shovel, salt melt, snow blower, and other snow removal necessities before the storm arrives and store supplies get low. If you live in townhouses, even if it is a condominium, the homeowner is still likely responsible for shoveling their front walk.  Please ask about your community's particulars.

American Community Management
Contributors: Aletha Peters and Christian Klarner