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SeasonalIt’s that time of year. Many residents are heading back to the sunshine state from their northern homes as cooler temperatures have begun to spread across the U.S.

Having been away for several months, there several important reminders your property’s seasonal residents should consider as they head back to their winter residences.

Reminders for Your Associations’ Residents:

  • Let the association know you are back.
  • Inspect your home for weather related, pest, or other damages.
  • Inspect pipes, hose bibs, and washing machines to avoid and detect any potential leaks.
  • Turn on services such as water, phone, and cable.
  • Run the water in all of your fixtures to flush the pipes.
  • Be sure to check the air conditioning system and replace any dirty filters and screens.
  • Check for any evidence of attempted forced entry, including markings on your door frame around the lock and window screens that may have been tampered with, and for missing spare keys.
  • Check that all smoke detectors are functioning and install new batteries.
  • Check the property premises for any problems or deterioration.


If you are a returning board member who has been away for the summer, then there is probably work to be done for the association. Have an assessment meeting with your board and property manager. Discuss any concerns that have arisen over the past couple of months and solutions to explore that will improve the community.