September Home Checklist

September may send the kids back to school and bring some cooler temperatures but it’s usually a month of transitions from summer to fall schedules and routines. The same is true for your caring for your home. This month there’s not that much heavy work required because the list of items deals mainly with cleaning, maintaining and inspecting systems to assure they’re in sound working order.

  • 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

Find the cost of hundreds of home improvement repairs and upgrades at www.diyornot.com and compare how much it costs to do it yourself with hiring a contractor for the job.

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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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