The approach of autumn in Connecticut is a time when people eagerly await the coming of vibrant color, crisp temperatures, and traditions like hay rides and apple cider. But fall in New England isn’t all fun and games; it’s also a time when home and business owners need to prepare themselves for rough weather.
But while advice for homeowners on preparing their houses for fall is fairly easy to come by, business owners and property managers might have a harder time finding the information they need. If this sounds familiar to you, take a look at these helpful tips for preparing your business or commercial property for fall in Connecticut.
- Now’s the time to plant your grass.
Early fall is the best time to plant grass seeds in the more temperate parts of the country, like New England. This is because the ground is still soft and moist from the summer, but days are cool enough that the risk of drying out is minimized. Roll away dead leaves and grass from any lawns to reveal brown patches. Dethatch and aerate the soil, and plant your new seeds. This will help to ensure a lush, healthy lawn for next summer.
- Get your HVAC system ready.
Cold weather is coming, and now is the perfect time to make sure your furnace system is ready to go for winter (or one of the unseasonable cold snaps with which New Englanders are so familiar). This means getting the furnace inspected, filters changed, ducts cleaned (we recommend Preferred HD), and fuel levels up to snuff. The last thing you want for your business or tenants is a freezing cold building because you put furnace maintenance off until the last minute.
- Keep your gutters clear.
Fall in Connecticut means, of course, falling leaves – and a lot of them! Being diligent with keeping your gutters clear is one of the best ways to avoid costly damage and headaches down the line. Ice dams, rotting siding, soffit and fascia damage, and damage to the foundation can all result from clogged or poorly maintained gutters. Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors offers full-service commercial gutter cleaning and maintenance services throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY.
- Sign up for a regular maintenance program.
While you’re at it, sign up with an annual maintenance plan with CT Gutter – we’ll come to you and make sure your gutters and exteriors are clear, clean, and in proper shape without you having to lift a finger. Click here to get a free quote with our easy online form.