September Home Checklist and Inspections

Gene and Katie Hamilton

Gene and Katie Hamilton


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.

  •  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
  • Order firewood if you have a fireplace
  • 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

If you want to compare the cost of doing a project yourself with hiring a contractor we hope you’ll visit us at www.diyornot.com and www.m.diyornot.com on your smartphone.

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