Preparing Your Home for the Fall

Make sure your home is ready for the fall season with these simple tips.

Fall is approaching—don’t let it catch you by surprise! As we get prepared for the autumn skies and pumpkin pies, it’s also a great time to do seasonal maintenance and get your home secured and ready for the colder months.

Here are four ways you can prepare your home for the fall season.

Clean the Gutters  

If you overlooked your home’s gutters this summer, there’s a high chance they need a cleanup. Leaves and debris can easily build up and clog rain gutters and drains, which can lead to leakage that can affect your home. So, it’s important to take a moment to carefully clean and remove anything in your gutters that can affect proper drainage.

Check Your Heating System

Nothing beats the heater on high when the cold weather starts to become unbearable. Your HVAC system should be checked once a year by a professional, but it’s always a good idea to give it an extra tune-up. Make sure to see if filters need replacement or cleaning to help maintain a good temperature in your home.

Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

If you don’t have enough space to bring your outdoor furniture in, you can invest in weather-proof covers. You can also give your furniture a sealing treatment, but this depends on the furniture material. For instance, metal furniture can be sealed with wax to prevent rust, while wooded furniture should be sealed with oil or liquid.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn, as the morning dew provides enough moisture for fertilizers to be better absorbed by the grass’s roots. Experts recommend using a fertilizer with high phosphorus for healthier and greener grass in the spring.

One of the many benefits of renting with Camden Homes is the convenience of having a maintenance team ready to help you if something needs fixing. Want to worry less and enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle? Contact us today to learn more about our homes and leasing program.

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