It’s August! The year to going by so fast! The August Home Maintenance Checklist is a list of maintenance items to start preparing for the shift in seasons. After completing this short list, treat yourself to a relaxing country drive.
August Home Maintenance Checklist
Let’s get started on this month’s checklist…
- Check Furnace Filters / Change If Needed
- Test Garage Door Auto-Reverse
- Check for Signs of Ants and Other Insects
- Clean Garbage Disposal
- Treat Septic Tank
- Clean Range Hood & Filter
It’s that time of year! The little creatures start moving around. Call your pest control provider to check for signs of ants and other insects. While they are inspecting around your home, they will spray to create a barrier between indoors and outdoors to stop the insects from coming in. No one wants to see insects inside!
With the August Home Maintenance Checklist, we want to make sure the garage door is functioning properly. Check the garage door auto-reverse is a quick and simple way to know your door will operate safely when children are around. Check to make sure the door sensors to picking up activity when the door is going down. Also, place an obstacle on the ground to make sure the door will release when it encounters something on the ground. It is better to check these functions BEFORE there is an emergency need for it to work. Here are some additional tips for testing the garage door auto-reverse safety feature.
Just in case you missed July, you can find it here.
So there you have it, Cape County! A few August home maintenance tasks to keep your home running smoothly all year long.