September Home Maintenance

Kids may be back in school but homeowners get no recess from maintaining their property. Review this list of 10 chores - basic inspections and routines - but no homework is required.

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September Home Maintenance

Kids may be back in school but homeowners get no recess from maintaining their property. Review this list of 10 chores - basic inspections and routines - but no homework is required.

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September Home Maintenance

Kids may be back in school but homeowners get no recess from maintaining their property. Review this list of 10 chores - basic inspections and routines - but no homework is required.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Monthly Chores Checklist and Inspections

September Checklist September
  • Replace air conditioner filter
  • Vacuum and clean baseboard heaters, returns and grates
  • Clean rugs and rotate for even wear
  • Inspect door and window hardware and mechanisms
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Lubricate, test and clean sump pump in basement or crawl space
  • Lay in supply of firewood
  • Clear outdoor vent of lint build up in clothes dryer
  • Trim shrubbery away from siding
  • Maintain lawn and garden beds by watering, mowing and weeding

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Related Job Costs:

COST TO REPLACE A SUMP PUMP

COST TO PRUNE TREES AND SHRUBS

COST TO RESTORE A LAWN