Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Get Your Deep Creek Lake Home Ready for Summer!

Whether you vacation each year on Deep Creek Lake, or enjoy living here permanently; you know that summer is one of the best times of year to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our lake!  Now that we’ve entered into June, many are already taking full advantage of swimming, boating, skiing and other outdoor adventures.
And, while it can be easy to spend all of your time outdoors; it’s important to keep your Deep Creek Lake home in mind.  Being Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agents here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty, we enjoy bringing you home tips and advice to keep your Deep Creek Lake home in tip-top shape!  If you haven’t yet taken the time to get your home on Deep Creek Lake ready for summer; take a few moments to review the following tips!
1. Change Your Filters- This is a must for your home each year.  Keeping a fresh filter will ensure you don’t run into any major issues with your heating and cooling system in the future. 
2. Test your cooling system- Before the summer heat gets uncomfortable; you’ll want to make sure your air conditioning is working properly.  If it’s not running correctly or not getting cool enough, you’ll need to put a request in for a mechanic; so don’t delay!  Heating and cooling mechanics find hot summer months to be their busiest season.  Looking for a way to save?  Fans and opening your windows for that fresh lake air may be just the trick!  Just make sure your screens are free from holes so you don’t have unwanted insects in your home.
3. Driveways & Walkways- Now is a great time to repair any issues with your driveway or walkway.  If you’re expecting guests this summer or you’re considering selling your Deep Creek Lake home; these little details can set the tone for the rest of your home.  Investing in shrubbery, potted plants and mulch is another great way to keep your driveway and walkway looking well maintained. 
4. Awnings & Umbrellas- Thinking of getting your awnings and umbrellas ready for summer use?  Hose everything down thoroughly and use a mild soap, if necessary. Check to see if your umbrella cover is machine washable.  After sitting in a garage during the cooler months, you want to make sure everything is fresh and ready to go!
5. Decks & Porches- Sweep the floors of all areas throughout and remove cobwebs from light fixtures, ceilings, and railings. Once the area is clear, check for holes, splintered wood, loose nails, and replace anything that may be damaged. It is also a good idea to seal the deck with a water-proofing sealer that also has a UV protectant.
6. Outdoor Furniture- While, outdoor furniture is made withstand many of the elements; it’s not indestructible. When the outdoor season is over, all outdoor furniture should be covered with a waterproof canvas or tarp, or it can be stored in a garage or shed. Weekly cleaning and routine washes with a hose will make your outdoor furniture last much longer. 
We hope these tips inspire you to get your Deep Creek Lake home ready for summer!  It’s a wonderful time of year and, for those of you experiencing your first summer on Deep Creek Lake; we know you’ll enjoy the season!
Have questions about buying a vacation home or settling in long term to one of the beautiful homes on Deep Creek Lake?  Feel free to contact us today!  We would love to talk with you and help you navigate through the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market
We look forward to hearing from you!

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert

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