Checklist: September Home Maintenance
Maintaining your home is necessary when the seasons change. But although keeping it in good condition can be a challenge, there are times when you can take initial steps all by yourself. September welcomes the fall season, and as cold winds start to replace the humid air of summer, you might consider improving the quality of your home to avoid damages in the cold days ahead.
Below are the few tips for home maintenance to prepare for the fall to winter seasons.
- Maintain HVAC systems – To cope with the weather, you need the heating ventilation and air condition system in your home to function properly. Regular inspection and maintenance will help you resolve any existing damages. Cleaning and repairing them with the aid of contractors will also restore them in good condition so that you wouldn’t have to worry about adjusting to the temperature. A fireplace in your house can also be checked to avoid any hazard.
- Replace household sheets – Comfort comes in many textures, and besides feeling the temperature in the air, you can cozy up in blankets and sheets. Have your pillowcases, bedspreads, or even your curtains replaced with thicker cloths that could maintain the warmth within your house.
- Fill your pantry – Like ants saving for rainy days, it’s time to get prepared with supplies stored in your kitchen or pantry. Although you can easily buy from the nearest convenience store or shopping mart, there’s no telling when the roads and sidewalks start to get slippery in cold weather. Plus, keeping supplies will save you the inconvenience of going out in the cold seasons.
- Conduct regular inspection – Loose faucets can cause permanent damage in cold seasons just as cracks on walls or on the floor can hint that your house structure might have a problem. Conducting regular inspecting will not only help you identify these problems but will also help you improve your home even in the harshest weather.
Maintaining your home is a constant responsibility, especially when seasons change. But if you’re planning to DIY, you can start with the few tips listed above.