5 Fall Maintenance Tips for HOA Management to Stay on Top Of
As summer transitions into fall, a new seasonal maintenance checklist needs to be taken care of to improve and maintain your community. If you’re a board member in need of a fall maintenance guide, we’ve got you covered. Here are five essential maintenance must-dos to help keep your HOA community looking its best.
Clean Out Gutters.
Gutters that are clogged with leaves are the primary cause for gutter leaks that bring home foundations to grow weak. Take time during the autumn months to have them cleaned adequately in your community. Without proper gutter flow, the abundance of water on the roof overhead could cause the inside ceiling to leak.
Fall is the perfect time for your landscaper team to plant annuals in landscaping beds, and spray for bugs and weeds. Make note to have the team fertilize the lawns and spread the grass seed. In order to maintain a healthy, neat landscape, regular leaf blowing, and tree trimming should be performed.
Prepare Seasonal Décor.
Getting a jump start on decorating for holiday festivities allows management and board members to meet to create a decorating committee. If you plan to string lights or put up electrical decorations, it will be essential to get your request for proposal in early with your vendor prospects. Most importantly, if you plan on decorating deciduous trees such as maple, be sure to trim the unsafe limbs. This will reduce the risk of fire hazards once the tree is lite.
Secure Your Pool Area.
With summer ending, it’s time to focus on the community swimming pool area’s upkeep. Schedule an appointment with your pool maintenance professional to ensure your pool is properly maintained. Remember, when the pool is shut down for the cooler seasons, secure the area by putting all pool equipment safely away. Also, make sure proper covers are in place. And don’t forget, if your pool has a heater, have your pool maintenance professional perform a routine check to make sure it is performing correctly.
Stock-Up on Winter Supplies.
Stocking-up on needed winter supplies in the fall will help prepare your community for the snowy weather to come. Be sure to have snow shovels, salt, and other supplies readily available for maintenance crews to use to keep snow and ice off of your association-maintained walkways, stairs, and railings.
Take full advantage of the changing seasons by scheduling autumn maintenance early. If your HOA is in need of finding a property management company to help you prepare for the cooler seasons, contact AR Management today!