SEPTEMBER HOMEOWNERS’ CHECKLIST

  • 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

Visit us at www.diyornot.com to compare the cost of home improvement projects and decide if you should hire a contractor or do it yourself.

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About diyornot.com

Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of www.diyornot.com, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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