October is here! October brings much beauty to Cape Girardeau County. Whether you live in Cape Girardeau MO or Jackson MO, the landscape is sure to be full of vibrant fall colors. Why bother with the October Home Maintenance Checklist when we could be enjoying the outdoors?
October also means the temps are starting to drop as we begin to move indoors.
It is important to start preparing our homes for the winter migration to come.
October Home Maintenance Checklist
Here are a few things we need to focus on to start preparing our homes for that move. Let’s get started…
- Check Furnace Filters / Change if Needed
- Run Water & Flush Toilets in Unused Spaces
- Check Water Softener & Add Salt if Needed
- Clean Gutters & Downspouts
- Clean and Inspect Chimney
- Clean Garbage Disposal
- Treat Septic System if Needed
- Fall Deep Clean Living Areas
- Fertilize and Seed Lawn
- Check Outdoor Light Bulbs
Tackling a couple of tasks from the list each week will still allow plenty of time to visit the local pumpkin patch with the rest of the family.
Cleaning the gutters can be a challenging task. Not the kind of job you look forward to even though it is a very important job to keep current. You will find some very helpful tips in this article, “9 Tips To Clean Your Gutters Without Breaking a Sweat.” Safety First. Make sure you have an assistant ready to help!
Not sure how to clean your garbage disposal? Here is a short video with a couple of quick steps to keep it clean…
Just in case you missed September, you can find it here.
So there you have it, Cape County! Start the list this weekend and leave much time to enjoy October!