The smell of sunscreen and bug spray is in the air, Labor Day is just around the corner which means we’re rounding the end of another epic summer season.
We’re just going to jump right in and be the buzzkill, and remind you to take a break from all that fun and prep your home maintenance tasks for the fall season ahead.
WHYYYY? Can’t we do it next month?
You totally can, BUT, if you knock out some this month, you’ll be back to the smoker AND have less on your list for the fall.
1. Clean your washer and dryer and check the connections
Kids and husbands are dirty and sweaty, which means your equipment has probably worked in overdrive this season. Make sure to clean the inside of your washer, and the trays where your detergent goes, check your water connections, and make sure your hoses are in good working condition with no bulging or leaks. Also, get into your dryer and vacuum out your lint trap and hose.
2. Prune dead plants from your lawn and garden
August can be very dry and hot which can burn and kill many of our beloved flowers and bushes creating an unsightly landscape.
By cleaning up, you’ll have a much more attractive yard and create a clean canvas that will help set you up for success next year.
3. Clean your gutters
Summer rain and wind can cause build-up in your gutters, and as we know, can lead to costly damage. Fall can bring a lot of gutter-clogging potential so getting ahead will also save you in labor and cost in the end.
4. Handle wasps, mosquitoes, and other insects
Wasps can peak in late summer, becoming more aggressive so you’ll want to make sure your home is free of nests and activity. Identify where they live and spray or, call in the pros and have them professionally dealt with.
5. Get your furnace prepped for winter
When furnaces fail, they seem to time it for the coldest day of the year. But, that’s why it’s important to have your system inspected by professionals before the temp drops.