Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Southerners

Although we reside in the Deep South where we rarely encounter heavy snow, ice, and consistently freezing temperatures, it’s still important to prepare our homes for the winter months.  Doing some preventative maintenance now can save money and help keep our families safe!  Here in Lake Oconee, we are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather, so what better time is there to get out and perform some fall home maintenance musts!

Gutters  One of our favorite things about Fall is the colors of the leaves.  However, these beautiful leaves FALL and end up blanketing yards and filling up gutters.  Regularly clean your gutters and downspouts so that they are clear of leaves and debris to ensure optimal performance.

Lawn Care  As the leaves fall, it’s important to rake or blow the them off of your lawn.  Thick layers or piles can suffocate and kill the grass, so keeping it clear throughout the fall months is important.  This is also a great time to trim back vegetation around your home.

Outdoor Faucets  You need to begin the process of draining and winterizing your outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.  Remove the water attachments from your home and cover the spigots with insulating material such as foam. You can find insulating material in your local hardware store.

Fireplace  If you have a wood-burning fireplace it’s recommended to have it inspected and/or cleaned before you light the first fire of the season.  Chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning can occur, so having a chimney sweep or other professional come out to inspect and clean it is important.

Heating Systems  In the South there are many types of heating systems. It’s always a good idea to have them in proper working order BEFORE the cold, winter months are upon us.  Inspect and change filters, and have your HVAC professional check your heating unit or gas connections to ensure optimal performance.

Weatherstrips  It’s never a bad idea to check the weatherstrips around the windows and door frames of your home.  Caulking may be required, but you want to ensure that heat isn’t escaping.  That can lead to higher electric bills during the winter months.

Smoke & CO Detectors  The Fall season is a great time to test your smoke and CO detectors and replace their batteries if necessary.

Ceiling Fans  Switch your ceiling fans to the clockwise direction. This will push the warm air down into the rooms from the ceiling.

Setting aside some time each week to perform some of these fall maintenance tips can help you prevent issues that otherwise may have resulted in costly repairs.  It’s always best to be prepared, as opposed to waiting and reacting to a problem that could have been easily prevented.  So get out, enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, and get your home ready for the winter months!


Immaculate Home in Reynolds Lake Oconee

Meticulously maintained home in Reynolds Lake Oconee.  Offering over 4800 sqft including 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.  Inviting stone porch and double mahogany doors.  Open living room with a stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and a wall of windows overlooking wooded backdrop.  Gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets, and separate dining area.  Gorgeous master on the main level with sitting room, dressing closet, and luxurious shower and tub.  Upstairs and terrace levels each include 2 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, and living areas.  Plenty of room for family and entertaining.  This home is built with the finest of materials including Pella windows and doors, Wolf/SubZero/Bosch appliances, Baldwin hardware, and Kicthler fixtures.

Situated on over an acre backing up to wooded common space for privacy yet walking distance to the Lake Club, tennis facility, marina, and other amenities.  This home features a covered patio and a covered deck with Trex flooring.  Large 3 car garage with extended bay for your boat or jet skis.  To learn more about this home, visit the link below.

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Property Details:

Property Address: 1000 Oslin Place, Greensboro, GA 30642

Acreage: 1.04 acres

List Price: $699,000

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Deep Roots Festival 2016

Deep Roots Festival 2016 in Downtown Milledgeville

Are you looking for something fun and different to do this weekend?  Why not head on over to downtown Milledgeville for the Deep Roots Festival 2016?

The Deep Roots Festival is a cultural arts and music festival that is held annually in historic downtown Milledgeville.  There will be lots of live music, an artist market, an antique car show, a KidZone and the GA BBQ Association State Championship cook-off contest.  Gates open at 10am tomorrow, October 22nd.  If you’ve never been, you definitely ought to check it out!

For more information on the Deep Roots Festival 2016, click HERE.

Lake Access Lot in Reynolds Lake Oconee

Fantastic lake access parcel in Reynolds Lake Oconee.  Beautiful views of the lake across manicured common space.  Topography is ideal for a walk-out basement home. Great location within walking distance to the Plantation marina.  Enjoy miles of paved walking trails and the boardwalk along the lake.  Outstanding value!  Lake views without the lakefront price! Come build your dream home in this world-class community offering 6 golf courses, tennis, 4 marinas, multiple restaurants, pools, Lake Club, and so much more!  Golf membership available.  For more information on this property, visit the link below.

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Property Details:

Property Address: 1000 Crackers Neck, Greensboro, GA 30642

Acreage: .86 acres

List Price: $89,000


New Construction Home in Cuscowilla

New construction home in the Arbors community of Cuscowilla.  Beautiful open floor plan with upgrades throughout.  Great Room features vaulted ceiling with wooden beams, stone fireplace, and custom built cabinets.  Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and separate dining area.  Master suite is on the main level and includes dual vanities, separate shower, and walk-in closet.  Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms and a finished bonus room.  Ideal home for entertaining with a covered rear porch overlooking a level back yard with pond and golf course views.  Attached two car over sized garage with a golf cart bump out.  To learn more about this spectacular home, click the link below.

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Property Details:

Property Address: 106 Arbors Lane, Eatonton, GA 31024

Acreage: .23 acre

List Price: $495,000

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