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16 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Fall

Fertilize your lawn to prepare for fall

16 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Fall

When it comes to home preparation for the fall, most people only think of cleaning their gutters and yard or adding decorations like painted pumpkins on their porch and outdoor table. However, this season is also the perfect time to schedule your HVAC tune-up and perform more involved projects to ensure that you’ll have a comfortable abode when the winter comes. 

 

Here, we list some helpful tips on how to prepare your mobile home for the fall. 

 

  1. Clean your gutters and inspect them for any damaged part that needs repair or replacement. You may also install gutter guards to prevent backups during the wet season. 

 

  1. Store your outdoor furniture. Rain can damage untreated wicker chairs and other outdoor furniture. Excess moisture can also cause rot and mold and mildew growth. 

 

  1. Fix cracks in your driveway. Use a concrete crack sealer to fill up crevices. Remember, when water gets into a tiny gap, it freezes and expands, making it even bigger. 

 

  1. Inspect and clean your HVAC systems, ensuring that it is free of grime and dust, especially the vents and ducts. Fall is also the perfect time to schedule your yearly furnace tune-up to make sure that it will not die on you in the dead of winter. 

 

  1. Weather-proof your windows and doors. There are many ways to treat a draft issue: install a door sweeper, use foam tape, re-caulk your windows and doors, install rigid foam insulation and foil stripping, and use a door snake. 

 

(Note: If you want to know if you have a drafty window/door, close it on a strip of paper. If the paper slides easily, it means you have to do some type of weatherstripping project. Remember, up to 30% of air leak or heat loss occurs around the windows and external doors. 

 

  1. Drain and dry your outdoor faucets and garden hoses. Turn off all your outdoor faucets before winter and disconnect garden hoses from spigots to prevent them from freezing and bursting. 

 

  1. Inspect your outdoor spigots and wall water pipes. Make sure they are adequately insulated to prevent freezing and bursting pipes. 

 

  1. Fertilize your lawn. If you want to keep your lawn looking great when the spring comes, you need to prep it for the fall. By scheduling your fertilizer application during this season, you can also prevent root damage. 

 

  1. Prep your garden. Trim perennials and trees, remove weeds and diseased/dead vegetations, and seed and mulch the ground. 

 

  1. Inspect home insulation. Call a professional contractor if you see any damage (e.g., mild/mold growth, water damage, etc.). 

 

  1. Change your air filters. In general, you should replace them every three months if you have no allergies and furry companions. Remember, clogged filters force your HVAC systems to work more than necessary and consume higher energy.

 

  1. If applicable, stock up on firewood to enjoy a cozier winter season. 

 

  1. Inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. And if applicable, also replace their batteries. 

 

  1. Inspect fire alarms. Make sure that your fire alarms are working properly. The Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1976 requires that they be installed in the kitchens and bathrooms. However, it is also advisable to install them close to bedrooms. 

 

  1. If applicable, check your dehumidifier. If you live in a region that experiences fall/winter rain or snow, make sure that you have dehumidifiers in good working condition. Remember, trapped and excess moisture can affect the ceiling cavities and spaces between the walls, and ultimately, the structure of your mobile home.  

 

  1. Inspect and repair your roof. Your roof should protect your home from moisture and snow.

The Country Squire Mobile Home Park is a manufactured home community that is located near Citrus Heights, a city that is becoming a gastronomical hot spot. Living in Country Squire Mobile Home Park is an amazing experience, especially for a hardcore foodie. This manufactured home community in Sacramento, California is located near Citrus Heights, a city that is gradually emerging as a gastronomical hot spot. 

 

With an overwhelming number of food hubs, you might find it daunting to choose your next food trip, so we have decided to round up the top four Citrus Heights restaurants you should try. These food destinations are not just known for their scrumptious meal and hearty servings, but also for their reasonable prices. 

1. Texas Roadhouse

This town’s favorite serves all-American cuisine that leans more toward the Southwestern flavor. With their fall-off-the-bone ribs and juicy steaks that come with freshly made side dishes, they have become the go-to restaurant for anyone who needs to satiate his carnivorous cravings. 

 

Despite their hearty portions, the meals are reasonably priced, especially during their weekly special when steak is only $13.99.

 

Being the town’s favorite has its downside: The restaurant is often packed at dinner time, which makes it not the ideal place if you’re looking for something intimate. Nonetheless, even on a busy night, the wait isn’t that long, thanks to its friendly, attentive staff. 

 

If you’re into hearty, sinful meals and lively ambiance, the Texas Roadhouse should be your next food destination with its Texas-themed decor, impromptu singing, line dancers, and jukebox. 

 

Address: 6309 Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights  Contact number: +1 916-726-7623

2. El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

This family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant has been serving their patrons for more than 32 years with their made-from-scratch meals (literally no cans in their kitchen). While their menu has a long list of hearty, mouth-watering meals, they are most known for their carne asada, which is beef marinated and grilled, often served in thin strips either as a main course or a filling in burritos and tacos. 

 

Other signature dishes you may want to try: fajita and molcajete. But if you really want to splurge a little bit, we suggest that you visit them for a Sunday Brunch (9 am – 2 pm) and enjoy their buffet of chile verde, cheese enchiladas, beans, rice, horchata and mimosa, Mexican bread, and other pastries, chile colorado, taco bar, to name a few. 

 

Surprisingly, this well-loved Mexican food haven also caters to people with special diets with vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free meals. 

 

But as with any popular food destination, the waiting line is a bit long especially during their Sunday Brunch, so we suggest that you arrive early. 

 

Address: 5637 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights

Contact: +1 916-967-2900

3. Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Another popular Mexican food destination, Felipe’s is a family-owned business that has been serving its Citrus Heights patrons since 1983. Due to their success, the owners decided to open a second location in Folsom in February 2007.

 

For decades, the food restaurant has been well-loved by customers who want to taste authentic Mexican cuisine that is a bargain for the cost. They also have take-out and cater to parties, weddings, and conferences. 

 

Felipe’s is most famous for their combinaciones de la casa, which roughly translates to combinations of the house. They include refried beans, Spanish rice, special salsa, hot tortilla, homemade chips, and chiminga, which are beef chunks wrapped in an oversized flour tortilla deep-fried until golden brown and drizzled with sour cream, melted cheese, and guacamole. 

 

Even though the restaurant is tucked away in a shopping mall strip, it is often packed with people, and so the waiting might be a bit long unless you arrive early. 

 

Address: 959 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights

Contact: +1 916-722-5400

4. Sammy's Restaurant and Bar

Sammy’s is inside a casino building (Stone Creek Gambling Hall), making it a convenient food haven for gamblers. Nevertheless, their lamb ribs, duck tacos, Baba Ghanoosh with pita wedges, and New York-style pizzas are well-received even by non-gamblers who just want to satisfy their cravings. 

 

Compared to the previously mentioned restaurants, Sammy’s a little bit more pricey but still “reasonable,” especially their “small plates” which start at $3.  

 

Address: 6510 Antelope Rd, Citrus Heights

Contact: (Not Available)

Aside from the aforementioned food destinations, the Country Squire Mobile Home Park is also near Roseville’s malls, boutique shops, and theatres. But surprisingly, the mobile and manufactured home community has a small town “feel” as it is tucked away in a forested enclave of Arcade and Cripple Creeks. 


To know more about this hidden gem, visit them near our mobile home community.

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