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August Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/11/17 6:30 PM

August Home Maintenance Checklist

August Home Maintenance Checklist blog.jpgMan! We are busy, as a society! I often feel like I don’t have time to take a breath and then I look at friends of mine and think, “seriously, where do they find the time to____?”. More often than not, the blank in that question is filled in with some sort of deep cleaning or home maintenance activity. But let’s be honest with one another, to be a good homeowner and to save us money and headaches in the future we should be performing preventative maintenance on our homes. When I used to work in hotels, we made sure that all of the guestrooms received preventative maintenance on a consistent basis to catch maintenance issues before they happened. If hotels do that for the complete strangers that stay with them, shouldn’t we for our families?

There are several suggested maintenance calendars out there but the key is once you find one stick with it so you don’t end up repeating the same one or missing something. On our blog, we will share the monthly recommended maintenance activities. This will post the first week of each month moving forward. Here are the items to check off for August:

  • Maintain Yard Growth
  • Check your crawl space or basement for moisture problems
  • Fix any cracks in your driveway or walk ways
  • Look for signs of ants, termites or other destructive insects
  • Clean your deck or patio and repair, if needed
  • Clean your garbage disposal- here is a link to a previous blog for tips: <link to blog from week of 8/1 “Weekly Home Maintenance Needs”>
  • Test Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors + Replace their batteries

Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance

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