August Home Maintenance

Take a look at this rundown of 11 items and you'll see it's mostly about inspecting and cleaning, not difficult, but important things to keep your house orderly and its systems working.

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August Home Maintenance

Take a look at this rundown of 11 items and you'll see it's mostly about inspecting and cleaning, not difficult, but important things to keep your house orderly and its systems working.

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August Home Maintenance

Take a look at this rundown of 11 items and you'll see it's mostly about inspecting and cleaning, not difficult, but important things to keep your house orderly and its systems working.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Monthly Chores Checklist and Inspections

August Checklist August
  • Replace air conditioner filter
  • Inspect for open joints around windows and caulk
  • Inspect for gaps around doors and thresholds and weatherstrip
  • Vacume coils of refrigerator condenser
  • Turn mattresses and upholstered furniture cushions
  • Sharpen blades of garbage disposer with ice cubes and refreshen with lemon
  • Clean pet area and accessories
  • Make calls to have furnace tune up and heating ducts cleaned
  • Flush whirlpool pump to remove bacteria and mineral build-up
  • Sharpen lawn mower blade
  • Maintain lawn and garden beds by watering, mowing and weeding

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Related Job Costs:

COST TO CAULK WINDOWS

COST TO WEATHERPROOF A DOOR

COST TO TUNE UP A LAWN MOWER

COST TO RESTORE A LAWN